Yesterday, Leo and I were talking about the dinner he was throwing into the crockpot before he headed out for a dentist appointment. He said we had a LOT of chicken, and wanted to know how much of the food I wanted to have left over. I like leftovers, so I told him to throw it all in there, goddammit. (We had bought 3 breasts and 4 drumsticks for this particular meal.) He suggested putting in 2 breasts and two "drummies." I ignored that and said, "Put in whatever will fit ok. I'd like to have at least one drumstick tonight, so make sure there's one in there for me." He again said that he'd put in 2 breasts and 2 "drummies," and the crock pot was pretty full from that.
I finally asked him why he kept calling them drummies. He said because that's what they're called. I said, yes, by gay 12 year olds and their moms, maybe. And he responded that he actually wondered how many times he could say "breasts" in the conversation, because he was getting turned on.
I told him they are drumSTICKS and that I would extend the question to the internet on his behalf in order to figure it out for good.
So, what do you call that part of the chicken, folks? Drumsticks? "Drummies?" Do you just call them "legs" all the time, or do you realize that's the inappropriate term for the drumstick since the drumstick technically (a) isn't a leg, and (b) well...that's all really. It's not a damned leg, so yeah. What say you?