What did he say?

A conversation between myself and roommate Natasha:

“Did he say what I thought he said?”

“I think so…”

“Did he say snackle?”

“Yup.”

“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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27 responses to What did he say?

  1. Joanne Sisco says:

    Chuckles are things that have been helping to keep me sane these past many months. Snackles, on the other hand, sound like something I must avoid at all costs if there is going to be any hope of not turning into a 200 lb tuna. THAT would be something I couldn’t chuckle about!!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Yeah, scale gasps and screams are never funny, Joanne. Tis the season when comfort and naughty foods are most alluring to us northerners. My only advice is to stay vigilent and away from the snackle aisle at the grocery store.

  2. J-Dub says:

    Oh my yes, we definitely need all the chuckles we can get. Snackled sounds a bit like snockered. Maybe he did have a nip to keep warm. lol

  3. Alien Resort says:

    Snackle sounds like a sniglet. The concept of sniglets didn’t stay around long but I wish it had because they’re a lot of fun.

  4. John Hric says:

    He meant to say ‘snakle the guy with the snookball.’ If he had completed the snenkence correctly the fate of the universe would be secure and life as we know it could go on. Good thing we are close to a new year reset.

  5. Maggie says:

    I like the sound of it. Reminds me of the old Rice Krispies commercial…Instead of crackle how about Snap, Snackle, Pop?

    Might be derivative of the word we used when hunkering down for an impending storm when people stock up on food. A ‘snaccident’ was eating all the hurricane snacks while waiting for the actual hurricane to hit.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Snaccident…LOL…I can do that without a pending hurricane or snowstorm. It’s always a good thing that I don’t have cookie or cupcake snackles laying around this time of year. That could spell caloric disaster!

  6. LB says:

    I’m going to use that word now!
    I, too, turn off the TV announcers and listen to my local radio guys and gals. Much better!

  7. murisopsis says:

    Radio color commentary is often hysterically funny! I think this little sniglet is worth putting in my collection…

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I shall forever think of this word every time there’s a football game…unless the announcers come up with an even funnier sniglet.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I think a Packer snackled a Titan, but not positive. You’ll need to know that for the Super Bowl or when my guys play your guys at Lambeau Field next season. It’s on our just announced schedule.

  8. I can’t believe they still play in the snow! Yikes.
    My dad used to do the tv picture/radio commentary thing with the cricket. It was broadcast on commercial tv but the public broadcasters on radio were better commentators.
    Snackle is a good word. And why not make one up? 2020 could be called the Year of New Words. Covidiot, Iso, Doomscrolling…. Why not Snackle?

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Yeah, why not snackle? It’s a far better made-up word than covidiot and doesn’t equate with illness or stupidity.

      Football games in the snow are fun to watch. I was at Lambeau Field several years ago in December for a game. It was snowing fluffy flakes and was actually quite pretty. There was a lot of sliding around on the field, but I don’t remember anyone getting hurt…and my team won.

      I hope you are all doing well, Heather. Let’s focus on staying healthy and upright, and having a bit more fun in 2021. 🙂❤

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