Now, I'm not sure what a pallet is to you but to me it's a piece of wood that looks like this:
Well, that's what a pallet was to me before I met J's family. When they said "Pallet" they mean something like this:
A bunch of blankets that they pile up to make the ground comfy.
It's always interesting to me how some things mean something totally different in one part of the country than in the other.
For instance, when my Mother-in-Law (they don't ALL involve her . . . Or I would just think it was all just her own language.) says "Light Bread" I think:
However, what she really means is:
Sure, it's light in color. I suppose.
When I went to college I was sitting in class when the instructor said "Put up your books." . . . Huh? I looked up. Were there shelves I was supposed to leave my book on. I am not joking. I had Never heard that expression before in my life. I caught on pretty quick, when I saw what everyone else was doing, that what she meant was "Put your books away." Is that really so hard to say?
I wasn't at college long (maybe a few hours) before one of my roommates asked me where she could plug up her curling iron. Plug it up? Darling, we plug things IN not UP.
"I can't see a thing! Cut on that light!" or "It's late! Would you cut off that light?" These come from both college and J's family.
Cut the light on and off?? That may cause the light to no longer work, just saying . . . However, I can TURN the light on or off, whichever you wish.
So, which do you say? Are there things like this that totally threw you when you heard them?