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?