Things that make me laugh, after a certain hour

by Jennifer on July 30, 2008

All evening, I’ve been wading through online real estate listings. Which, it turns out, have funny words in them like rearyard.

I pulled this straight from the listing:


I guess that because it’s resort-style, with all those amenities and everything, it must be fancier than a regular backyard. (Who knows, it’s probably be a common real estate term and I’m the only dumbass who doesn’t know it. So don’t pick on me if that’s true.)

In any case, I think I’ll start using the word from now on, just to confuse my kids.

“Kids, go play in the rearyard!” or “Boy, you left your baseball in the rearyard again.”

See, it’s funny, right? (All of this is evidence that I shouldn’t be allowed to stay up past midnight. At this hour, you get what you get.)

Maybe I should get my rearside to bed.


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RiverPoet July 30, 2008 at 4:59 am

I have no idea if that’s a real estate term commonly used or not, but it is funny!

Peace – D

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tysdaddy July 30, 2008 at 6:12 am

My ranch-style foreyard needs mowing . . .

And my van needs a new alternator. The whiz-bang kind that does its job. Not like the one I have now. (Vaca plans are on hold. Yippee . . . )

Have a good day for me, please?

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Denise July 30, 2008 at 7:20 am

Rearyard? I am so trying that on my kids today…… haha!!

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Daryl July 30, 2008 at 8:28 am

Rearyard, frontyard .. sideyard? All them houses gots yards … but .. do they have more than one bathroom ..

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melissa July 30, 2008 at 8:42 am

Rearyard. That’s almost as pretentious as “gathering room” or “foyer” or “master suite.” Real estate jargon is a riot.

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Jenn @ Juggling Life July 30, 2008 at 9:51 am

If I start using rearyard my kids will think there’s yet another place I’m nagging them about watering!

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liv July 30, 2008 at 10:41 am

i sort of like the english with their back gardens…

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Kate July 30, 2008 at 11:49 am

Too funny!

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ByJane July 30, 2008 at 11:58 am

Rear yards are a good place for keeping one’s pre-owned tires.

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Gwen July 30, 2008 at 12:10 pm

Ooh! Ooh! Pick the rear yard!

(Just so we can all learn exactly what one is.)

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Jennifer Harvey July 30, 2008 at 12:31 pm

Maybe the lizards in a rearyard all speak French and refuse anything but sparkling water.

Ann July 30, 2008 at 2:08 pm

See, I don’t EVEN need to stay up late to be totally seeing all of the humor in this.

This is one of those words I’ll suddenly start using around my hubby ALL the time, just to pique him enough to finally ask where the F did the new word come from and then the “I don’t even want to know….”….

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San Diego Momma July 30, 2008 at 2:40 pm

Rearyard sounds like a prison recreational area.
NOT a pretty word.
Does not belong in a real estate ad.

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SteveCinNM July 30, 2008 at 2:53 pm

Rearyard? It sounds like what might be behind your backyard, maybe a better name might be: the “wayback-yard.” It’s where Mr. Peabody and Sherman went after their adventures.

Crazycath July 30, 2008 at 7:17 pm

I have never heard of a rearyard! It’s a backyard!

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Emily R July 30, 2008 at 8:32 pm

It’s only 8:30 here and I’m laughing.

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Lisa July 30, 2008 at 8:35 pm

Never heard that one-and husband is in real estate.

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Louise July 31, 2008 at 6:00 am

I think the “rearyard” deserves a look!

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Jules~ July 31, 2008 at 7:57 am

I have never heard of a rearyard either. That is odd. but here, this will make you laugh. When I was growing up…we called the heel ends of a loaf of bread….bread butts. I was using the term very normal like at camp because it is an every day term to me….and everyone thought I had lost my mind.

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david mcmahon July 31, 2008 at 8:06 pm

That’s a word with a certain `attitude’!!

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JCK August 1, 2008 at 1:12 am

Any news on the move that you can share with us?

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