Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The "Sorensen Snort"

Becca's family has an endearing way of taking things they like, modifying them ever so slightly, and then renaming them with their own moniker.

For example, you know those delicious chocolate and coconut squares? You may know them as "magic cookie bars", but if Becca makes them for you, you'd better call them "Sorensen Squares".

Also, there's a delightful card game known in some circles as "Swiss". If you're playing with Becca and her family, you'd be surprised to find out that you're playing "Sorensen Swiss".

I don't know if I'm allowed to do this, but I've decided that it's MY turn to give something the Sorensen name: The "Sorensen Snort".

If you get Becca to laugh (not just giggle, but really laugh) sometimes she'll do this little snort. It's funny, because she'll get a little embarrassed and blush (it's really cute), but she won't be able to stop laughing.

An sample of the jokes that evoke the Sorensen Snort (courtesy of Alicia Carter's sister):

What do you call four bullfighters in quick sand?
Cuatro Sinko!

The funny thing is that Eli does the same snort if I viciously tickle him... It's genetic


sorensenpower said...


Don't be jealous because you're not a Sorensen. As for Sorensen Swiss, it was invented by my family. Do I need to tell the story again? Well, becca wanted to play a game with 3 cards down, stacy wanted to play one with 3 cards up, but my dad was all, "You can't play a card game without cards in your hand..."


Sorensen Swiss was born!

As for Sorensen Squares... next time you come over you can't have any until you say thier name!


PS You forgot Sorensen Snowballs

Becca Jo said...

It's all about the Sorensen Power! You forgot about the Sorensen Power! It's the power that lets us name stuff after us.

B-Mental said...

My favorite is "Sorensen Tax Embargos"! Yeah, like the Sorensens invented Tax embargos on foreign goods and stuff!!
Oh, and lets not forget "Sorensen Peanut Butter", Yeah, like John and Valerie were the first ones to smash peanuts into butter! I feel you, Stewart, I do.