I'm probably going to offend somebody by writing this, but I must let it out!
I always understood Prego to be a brand of spaghetti sauce or Italian for "you're welcome", but somewhere in the last two years, the brand name became an adjective. Somehow it now means "to be pregnant."
What I'd like to know is how and why? What is the etymology behind this usage? I suspect it started with a TV show -- probably "Will & Grace" or something. It was supposed to be cute and catchy, and apparently it is catchy. But cute? I dunno. I mean, "pregnant" is not that long of a word; does it really have to be shortened? Why can't people just say the word pregnant? It makes me wonder if the first person who used prego was trying to hide something. I mean, c'mon, ladies! If you're pregnant; announce it to the world! Say it loud! Preg-NANT!
Thing I'm thankful for: pecan waffles at Waffle House. Yummy in my tummy!