A conversation between myself and roommate Natasha:
“Did he say what I thought he said?”
“I think so…”
“Did he say snackle?”
“What in heck is a snackle?”
“I have no idea. Maybe a snow tackle?”
At the time, Natasha and I were watching Sunday night football and the snow was turning Lambeau Field into a winter wonderland. The Green Bay Packers played the Tennessee Titans and thankfully dominated and won the game.
When we watch Packer football, we mute the TV announcers and turn on the radio with local announcers Larry McCarren and Wayne Larrivee. They speak more favorably of our team and make fewer babbling comments about nothing. Once in a while, they say something good about the opposing team, which allow Natasha and I to yell “shut up” at the radio without fear of repercussion.
Anyhow, back to snackle…
The word was spoken by Mr. Larrivee and we could not decide if A) his lips were cold and he meant to say tackle, B) he had a little “nip” beforehand to stay warm, or C) he made up a new word.
In Googling “snackle,” I came up with this definition from the Urban Dictionary:
“To abscond with food. Snackling is the act of stealing food, often in a humorous manner. The phrase was originally used when a person hoarded a particular snack, usually in a social situation. The term now covers any act of pilfering food.”
There is also a gas station company that is coining the phrase for any food item that is part snack, part meal in the form of a “perfectly satisfying” food or drink.
Hmmm…so I need to add “D” to the paragraph above. D) Mr. Larrivee was hungry and looking for nachos and a fountain drink.
I really don’t know why he said “snackle” and probably never will, but it gave Natasha and I a reason to chuckle and speculate.
That’s what we need in these times – a good chuckle. So, many thanks to the people who make up words, misspeak, are hungry at a sporting event, and who provide content for a one-liner blog post.
Happy Snackle New Year!
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