“Killer Whale”

Over time, we each develop a vocabulary with our family and friends which may include words that are familiar yet nonsense in context, or words that are unfamiliar.  My wife has been asking what the time is for years with the French "quel hor e’tiel" (sp?), which to me sounds sort of like "Killer Whale".  So sometimes she just says "Killer Whale".  We’ve also come to understand that "honchus" are her childhood term for sandwhiches, and "Porterism" is a gross exageration.