Saturday, January 24, 2009


Dooget! It means nothing and everything. It's a made up word my son and his best friend made up in high school to mess with teachers heads. They thought it had some big bad secret meaning. When in fact it meant nothing at all. It was basically their battle cry.

I remember running into another mom at the store and her having a fit cause her youngest son had picked up this new word and was using it constantly. Drove her nuts cause she didn't know what it meant. When she said dooget I busted up laughing. Once I explained it meant nothing at all it was just a word that my son had made up she laughed too.

This spring my son's best friend and partner in chaos is getting married. I have the honor of making the grooms cake ( that's a southern tradition) It will be in the shape of a military name tape with the word Dooget on it.

I suppose the point of me writing about a word is to tell you all my son laughed all the time. He was quite creative in messing with people in ways that really did no harm. Dooget was one of those ways. It is a word we now use to express emotions of all types. A little way of remembering and honoring my son. I suppose Dooget is part his legacy. So the next time you stub your toe or get really happy.. try dooget on for size. And think about the young man who always smiled and made the word up.. to drive the adults in his life just a little more nuts. ;)


Mrs. JP said...

It's official! Dooget is the word. I'll use it in honor of your son. Is it pronouned dewgit or dawgit or how? I want to get it right :)
Having a son in the military and also loves to make others laugh with his silly side I consider it an treasure to add this to my vocabulary.
God's blessing on you and the new family to be.

Knottie said...

Pronounced DO-get

joyce said...

I like it! When my firstborn was a toddler, he thought we were making up words, so he made up some, too. Like giving the cicadas another name. Now his toddler gave her blankie another name, "chalky".

And the Army had cool code names. I'll never forget getting a call from the alert officer as a young bride. "Cabinbutterfly" is all he said. Now, thirty years later, it still conjures up visions of being alert--being entrusted with the code word that meant grab that packed duffle. Be ready.

Douglas V. Gibbs said...

My grandson's is Tin Tin, but we think he's trying to say Thank You.