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Here are 5 Easter terms that have a double meaning


Happy Easter, everybody!

I know, I know, not everybody celebrates Easter but who knew that we use a lot of Easter terminology in our everyday lives?

Here's the list:

1. Easter Eggs

  • We all know the Easter egg to be a hard-boiled egg, that is dyed and often decorated as part of the Easter celebration.

  • But the most avid movie watcher may know the "Easter egg," as an inside jokes, reference or bonus in a movie. Marvel is very heavy handed with the amount of Easter eggs found in their movies.

2. Peeps

  • Made by Just Born Inc. the ubiquitous brightly colored marshmallow treats have been placed in Easter baskets since 1953.

  • But in everyday lexicon, peeps or "my peeps" is slang for my peoples (family or friends.)

3. Chicks

  • Baby chickens are almost as synonymous with Easter as the bunny rabbit.

  • But in everyday life the word chick is another term for a girl or a woman or girlfriend/wife.

4. Carrots

  • The Easter Bunny is never seen without his carrot, because the Vitamin A giving vegetable can be used in soups, juice and even cake. It's a great multi-use veggie!

  • But 'carat' (the homophone) can be used to describe the size of diamonds and the amount of gold in jewelry.

5. Grass

  • Freshly cut grass in between our toes let's us know that springtime has sprung and Easter is near!

  • But grass is also one of the many names for the sticky-icky aka Marijuana.

Enjoy your Easter Sunday!

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