Just like any culture, Pahmoten has its customs. Below you'll find a dictionary that explains many of the habits you'll find when you camp with or encounter us. Should you observe any more and wish them added or explained, feel free to contact the webmaster.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaah - expression, desginating a call to attention, all Pahmoteners within earshot should join by saying "Aaaaah" until everyone is saying it, then the coordinated note will die out and the originator will make an announcement
Origin: Logus of the Forty Year Desert began this practice as described at an undetermined Ragnarok.
bag of soup - noun, an object in great excess
Origin: Soup was one of the dinners at Ragnarok XXX, and we made waaaaaaay too much of it. The most space efficient method for storing it in our coolers (after the two large potato salad containers were full) was quart bags. Afterward, we constantly asked guests and random passers by if they wanted to take a bag of soup with them. It was even posed that we would be wandering around in trench coats like black market dealers, having bags of all sorts of soup strapped to the inside of it for selling.
Grab a plate, you're ugly. - expression, one of Pahmoten's taglines, reflecting our love to serve people food, and how sarcastic we are with friends.
Origin: Ragnarok XXV. Gimble added the "you're ugly" comment after a long conversation regarding how Pahmoteners are sarcastic with those we hold in high regard.
Hit him in the Gwaeren - expression, to hit someone in an area of their body or being where it will hurt the most
Origin: Pointed Heart practice 2014, when Kaos was fighting Gwaeren, and a bystander made a suggestion for him to gain the upper hand, by using this phrase.
mer - expression, 1) substitute for Terran curse words, 2) used in place of any non explicative word, depending on the speaker's preference; sound, often used to simulate animal noises; prefix (mer-), makes root word belong to Mer language
Origin: Ragnarok XXX, Venetor's first attendance, was the origin of the Mer language. To keep our camp rated for children, we adopted it as a substitute for curse words.
Point to the First Aid kit - expression, subject of the phrase should consider that the requesting party thinks they're about to do something potentially dangerous and has little value
Origin: Pahmoten camp at Ragnarok XXXI, the year staff instituted keeping a stocked First Aid kit in camp
porch cookie - explicative, noun, a mild curse
Origin: Pointed Heart practice 2015. A cookie rock made by Kohaku landed near the porch, and she said aloud after a scenario that she had to retrieve it from under the porch. Knowing the bones and disturbing items found in the same area, it was labeled a porch cookie, which the group agreed sounded like an insult.
shark bag - explicative, noun, an extremely derogatory curse
Origin: Pointed Heart practice 2014. The Hearth received two bags of frozen shark steaks from Venetor, and after cooking one, the bag with shark juices remained. Wolfgang called it "shark bag," which Sirilay felt sounded like an insult, and the term stuck.
swimmer's knee - noun, medical condition referring the severe wear on knees and the knee area of the pants when a fighter has crawled through the water sections on a battlefield for too long
Origin: Termed coined by Aoshi at Ragnarok XXVIII, when pointing to Java's scraped up knees after one of the water battles.