Razing and "to volume"
Two Caspianisms worth sharing:
I have a razor. Therefore, the verb associated with the tool is "to raze". As in:
"Dada, your face is scratchy. You need to raze."This morning while Caspian was watching TV, I turned on the espresso machine (self-grinding) and microwave (I'm too impatient to steam the milk). Caspian's request:
"Can you volume the TV?"I really like that one. The shortest equivalent we use around the house is "adjust the volume of" which is a bit wordy. I suppose most people would use "turn up" or "turn down" but that's not really our style - it implies that the person to whom the request is being made can't figure out the correct action based on the context.