06 June 2008

Recent Vocabulary Lesson For Me and Maybe You

I have been to quite a few baby showers lately and have chatted with my friends who are expecting second and third babies.

Although I don't have any children, the conversations with these moms and expectant moms have taught me lots of new vocabulary. I heard the phrase "push present (aka "baby mama gift", "baby bauble")" at a recent baby shower and have never heard it before. Our friends at wikipedia define the term as; "a present a new father gives the new mother when she gives birth to their child. Jewelry is the most common push present, although a wide variety of other gifts can be given."

This tradition has increased here in the US in recent years. This practice is said to have originated in England and India. Apparently, this term has been around for a while. For those of you hiding under the vocabulary rock with me, please share other new interesting terms you have learned recently...


4 comments:

Rosebud Collection said...

I never got one "push present"..never heard of it before..Darn, I am always missing out on something..

Nessa Monster said...

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La Alicia said...

love your new avatar, rosebud!

BeckyKay said...

Didn't know there was a name for it, but my husband did give me a beautiful emerald pendant when our son was born. He was born in May, so emerald is his birthstone.

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