Since my husband is 11 years older than me and also Hawaiian, he sometimes drops words and phrases that I’ve never heard of.
“Rubber neck!” is something he might say if he told you your package was on the front porch and you turned to look only to see that nothing was there.
In my world we would say, “Made you look!!!”
And there are a ton of Hawaiian style references…rubbish instead of garbage, icebox instead of fridge, slippers instead of sandals, skoo instead of school, row instead roll, perfeck instead of perfect, etc…
And let’s not forget about the whole “bone up” conversation.
So when we were talking whether or not we used to get nervous on our first day of school, the discussion turned to first day of school outfits and how old you are when you start caring about what you look like on the first day.
Pat was all, “I’m sure you got all pussed out for school when you were a teenager.”
And I was all, “Wait, what did you just say?”
And he was all, “Did you get pussed out?”
And I was all, “Oh my God, please just stop with that phrase, what are you even talking about?”
And he was all, “You’ve never heard of pussed out? You know, like getting all dressed up?”
And I was all, “Ummmm no.”
And he was all, “Seriously, look it up and you’ll see that people get pussed out when they want to look nice.”
And I was all, “Are you sure you’re not talking about ‘all gussied up’? Because I could definitely go with a gussied up, but for sure have never in my life have used the term “pussed out” to describe an outfit and I’d really appreciate if you stopped too because I just can’t.”
And he was all laughing, “look it UP Kat!”
I did take the time to look up “pussed out” in the Urban Dictionary and unlike the time he had to sell me on “bone up” as an actual phrase people use, this time I’m afraid he’s incorrect…sort of.
Pussed out DOES exist, but it’s a way of saying someone backed out of something they said they were going to do. Once I read that I was all, “ohhhh okay yes…when you’re 17 and annoyed with your friend because they said they would go sky diving with you and then changed their mind…that might be an acceptable reason to use that phrase.”
When describing an outfit you’re wearing to school however, definitely doesn’t work at all.