BG refers to tortellini as ears. If there are signs for specific pasta shapes, I am not aware. Finger spelling tortellini takes too long, so, to us, they will forever be known as ears.
PG's contribution to the names that stuck, would be happy shoes instead of Mary Janes. When she a child, she wore Mary Janes to "happy" birthday parties.

What silly words do you use?

Texas Tortellini Salad

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