I'm talking about when someone in the band tries to describe a drum sound or rhythm they want played. Most everyone has heard of "Ba-dum ching!" as the description for a rim-shot for example, but I'm sure there are more.
My favorites are:
"Boots and pants and boots and pants!" (Just say this rhythmically and you'll get the idea.)
"Pea soup!" (This one was originally asked as a question to the drummer: "How do you make that 'pea soup' sound?" This comes from opening and closing the hi-hat.)
So what have you heard that was interesting or funny? 🙂