If you haven't read a book by Laurie Notaro, I don't think we should be friends. But don't worry, there is time to redeem yourself. Go Here:
to start finding out just how funny her writing is. Hilarious.
I remember a few years ago when I first read her first book, my friends and I started speaking in this certain voice. It stemmed from a part in the book when she talks about eating troughs of cheesecake while watching the Golden Girls and trying on girdles. Now imagine: loving food, and seeing cheesecake; how would you call to it? Well we started calling to food in a voice that is supposed to sound like a "fat" lady, but sounded more like a man, "Cheesecake!" (said in a low raspy voice). It then stemmed to other foods ("Shrimp Cocktail!"), as well as cute boys (Craig Mueller!"). But imagine it in our manly voice and it is not attractive.
Now when I do it, I realize I don't hang out with those people anymore and my new friends are looking at me strangely.
In the words of Laurie Notaro, rember its not a girdle, it's a body shaper!