My freshman year I lived in my university's foreign language housing--the Spanish house to be exact. There were six of us girls: five learning the language and one native speaker. Our native speaker was a graduate student from Ecuador named Karina.
About a month into fall semester we were enjoying some roommate time...joking and laughing and enjoying each others company. Suddenly Karina declared that I looked like a cabbage patch doll when I laughed....and more over, I sounded like a cabbage patch doll when I laughed (do cabbage patches laugh?). The roommates latched onto the idea and I became the cabbage patch, only in Spanish, which made me a "cabesh pach".
The following year I roomed with one of the same girls. Ashley always called me cabesh. Always. So the new roommates caught on and the name lived on. When I met Craig all my friends were calling me cabesh, so he did too. And still does.
I am cabesh. Because I laugh like a cabbage patch kid.