Chuther – The Thing We All Love

Chuther, The Thing We All Love.

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The Chuther could be a rabbit or other whimsical character.

And we all love the Chuther.
There is nothing else like it,
No, there is not another.
How does one describe it?

Well, you see, it is magical.
It’s different to each of us,
It is simple or radical,
Depends on how we see it.

It can be biological,
Sometimes delightfully comical,
Or even downright mythological.
It is very versatile indeed.

There are times it can be logical,
Which can get a little boring,
It can be fun and very fanciful,
On silly and playful days.

What, you ask when feeling quizzical,
Exactly is this thing, the Chuther?
Is it serious or is it whimsical?
Well now, it is unique to you alone.

It is your sister, brother, father or mother
Any or all of those you consider family.
When you say “We all love the Chuther.”
And have a group hug, that is what it is.

I am sure many of you have heard the phrase “And we all love the chuther.” It comes from the young children and the young at heart. I am thinking it came from one very young child, somewhere, who thought the parents said “the chuther” when they said “each other.” When my kids were little they copied that phrase from their father who got it from his father. The kids say it for fun, instead of saying, “And we all love each other.” Even though they are adults now they say it, and so do I and my brother.

I do not really know where the phrase originated from, but it has just been passed down so many times in our family that The Chuther has become an actual whimsical character that loves hugs. and pulls the family together. It is just one of those things that make us laugh together.
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© 2017 Phyllis Doyle Burns

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I have always liked to write.It is important to me that I write with spirit and heart. When writing poetry, if I do not feel a spiritual connection to what I am writing on, I will discard it and go on to something I can connect with on a spiritual level. I live in the moment, I write from the past or beyond the veil. When writing fiction I go with whatever inspires me at the moment - it could be funny, sorrowful, romantic or sometimes done with the use of colloquial language from mountain folk or other cultural regions. Thank you for visiting.
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I have always liked to write. It is important to me that I write with spirit and heart. When writing poetry, if I do not feel a spiritual connection to what I am writing on, I will discard it and go on to something I can connect with on a spiritual level. I live in the moment, I write from the past or beyond the veil. When writing fiction I go with whatever inspires me at the moment - it could be funny, sorrowful, romantic or sometimes done with the use of colloquial language from mountain folk or other cultural regions. Thank you for visiting.

4 thoughts on “Chuther – The Thing We All Love

  • March 3, 2017 at 5:15 AM
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    Thank you for sharing this delightful phrase and how it came to be, Phyllis. I have never heard it used until now, but it is cute.

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    • March 3, 2017 at 7:49 AM
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      Thank you, John. I had fun writing this piece. Maybe it is not as common as I thought. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  • March 3, 2017 at 9:54 PM
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    Very cute and unfamiliar to me, but heart-warming and enjoyable in its meaning. Cheers!

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    • March 3, 2017 at 10:13 PM
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      Thank you, Tony. My daughter said that to me the other night, so I thought I would share it. Glad you enjoyed reading it.

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