With the breaking news on the Zimmerman case we learned that George and his wife were wiretapped speaking in code (about hidden finances and second passports), I immediately went Daily Show in my mind and assumed that they were speaking in some form of Pig Latin.
Wikipedia has its usual excruciatingly exhaustive list of language games similar to PL. What I’m curious about is trying to determine which ones were/are common. My sister and mother would use one where they would insert an ‘iz’ following every syllable. It wasn’t so much about communicating in secret as it was to drive me screaming from the house.
I like to do the Homer Simpson thing of adding the syllable “ma” to the middle of a long word, like saxomaphone, sophistimacated, or edumacated. I also like to do the Snoop Dogg thing of adding the syllable “iz,” like hizouse, Dr. Driz-ay, etc. (It actually was used by an earlier rapper whose name escapes me, but he sang “Double Dutch Bus.”) In a related matter, I got a kick out of the time a couple weeks ago when my favorite singer Ke$ha promised her fans some “new shizzle” pretty soon.
My husband and I talk to one another in icopecopromeamop. I don’t know what it’s called officially, but that’s what we call it (that’s the word we disguise most often). You add an “op” after every consonant. Some words sound much too much like themselves when spelled (ice cream is a good example), and the short crazy people start sussing them out pretty quickly. Icopecopropeamop, though, is harder to figure out.
I picked it up at work ten years ago. I was working in a pharmacy, and two of the ladies out on the floor were jabbering at each other using it.