An Easy-Peasy Survey

August 3rd, 2011  |  by  |  Published in Uncategorized  |  3 Comments

When I was growing up, nothing was easy. Not to say that things were difficult—in fact, the opposite. But “easy” was never enough. Things were easy-peasy, or easy-peasy Japanesy. Sometimes, they were even easy-peasy lemon-squeezy. And that, I thought, was that.

But the other day, I came across a new variant: easy-peasy mac-and-cheesy. Whoah! So obvious, so elegant—how could I have missed out on it?

Which instantly made me wonder, of course, what other variants have escaped my hearing? Are these bits of kid-lingo universal, or dependent on geography?

So, dear readers, I ask you: Which version(s) did you grow up with? And where?


  1. Madelin says:

    August 3rd, 2011at 1:55 pm(#)

    Easy peasy, puddin’ pie!

  2. Jane says:

    August 3rd, 2011at 2:45 pm(#)

    Ditto to Madelin’s! I grew up in CT but both of my parents are from Indiana, so I’m guessing it’s a Midwest thing.

  3. says:

    August 30th, 2011at 6:21 am(#)

    Growing up in the UK it was always “Peas Please Louise” or “No problemo” if something was easy.

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