He laughs and giggles at me when I use certain words. He'll make me "Say it Again." And then we both laugh. And now that I'm completely familiar with the words that I know will set him off, I take my time saying them. Really drrraaawww them out. Emphasize them and make them worth the laughing. For some of the words, it's that I use them at all. For other words, it's the emphasis or accent I put on them, apparently. Words and phrases like:
Crisps (It's the ending "P" and "S")
Residual (who else in god's name uses this word??!!)
Potato or Taco Bar
Rolls (as in bread or rolls...maybe I spend too much time on the "oolll" part)
Meal (instead of using the word food...maybe I draw out the "ea" part).
Just normal, old, everyday words that everyone uses from time to time. I suppose I caught the weird word and pronunciation disease from my mom or something. Or perhaps I do it now just to give us something to laugh about. You do that in old age, you know. Weird things. Funky things that nobody else does....or would ever do. And the longer you've been together, the longer the list is of things that go on just between the two of you. And that's peculiar too.