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post #1 of 66
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You know the ones your kids use that aren't quite right. The ones you'll miss forever when they finally get it right. And maybe just maybe you "correct" them when they use the standard pronuncialtion to encourage those "Kiddy-isms" to stick around a little longer.

My favs are:
bicycle = bi-ca-sul
popsicle = pa-ca-sul
drawing+coloring = drawloring
post #2 of 66
My daughter is 4.5 and very articulate but she does have 2 things that she says incorrectly which, one of which I haven't corrected because it's cute.

Anyways she cannot for the life of her say "Magazine" so that comes out as "Mazagine".

The one I haven't corrected is what she calls headphones..."Music Ears"! It started when she was very young and didn't know what they were called so made up her own name based on description.
post #3 of 66
Dd has always said 'do it my own self', as in "I want to do it by own self."

I say it that way too now ("would you like to do it your own self?"), which has dh convinced that dd will never speak normally.
post #4 of 66
When my oldest was 2, he couldn't say "milk" correctly. It came out "nulk". It was very cute.

One of my 4 1/2 year old twins currently says "festibul" instead of festival. I love to hear it.
post #5 of 66
My DS is always saying "versing" - like when he is playing chess with someone, he is versing them. He made it up as the verb form of "versus".
post #6 of 66
My son is 4.5 and still says "heliCLOPtor," which I find very descriptive and onomotopoetic.

He also says "curve" instead of "curb."
post #7 of 66
what a fun thread!!

Just today my son (9) were reminising about that....and I reminded him that he called the lights on ambulances "udems" I miss those days sometimes!!!

My DD (3) new word this weekend

At u ly = actually


soooo cute!
post #8 of 66
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Originally Posted by Momma+4 View Post
what a fun thread!!

Just today my son (9) were reminising about that....and I reminded him that he called the lights on ambulances "udems" I miss those days sometimes!!!

My DD (3) new word this weekend

At u ly = actually


soooo cute!
Actually is my dd's favorite new word, too. I think it's pretty cute when she corrects her 4.5 year old brother (she's 2.5) by saying, "Actually, Dillon, it's..."

These have brought back memories of my son's first word-full years...DD has been extremely articluate and I've yet to think of a word she minces...I almost wish she did, it's so darn cute!
post #9 of 66
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I LOVE that "drawloring" is very specific to drawing with colors. I've asked DS (3 yrs) what he's doing? He had a pencil and paper - "drawing-mommy" "Not drawloring?" "No! This is a pencil"
Coloring- is when the picture is drawn and your filling it in.

I know its just 'cause I'm his mommy but. . . . . . I think he's brilliant!!!
post #10 of 66
My now 4 yr old speaks really well, but still has a couple of words that I love.

Icekickle - icicle
blanklet - blanket
ear bugs - for his friend's ear plugs

Now my 15 mo old is starting to really talk, so I hope to remember more of the early words better!
post #11 of 66
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When my oldest was 2, he couldn't say "milk" correctly. It came out "nulk". It was very cute.
My older daughter is just about 3 and she just finally got "milk" about a month ago... it's always been "nook"
post #12 of 66
My 5 year old talks really well now but for the longest time he wouldn't say s's. So snack was "nack" snake was "nake" and so on. It was so adorable. My mom just flipped out about.
post #13 of 66
humbrella for umbrella
eleflant for elephant
post #14 of 66
My 6-year-old still says "cellaphone" instead of cell phone.
post #15 of 66
DD still says "amflingo" or "maflingo" when she sees a flamingo. For some reason, she can't remember the right word for that one animal.

She also calls buildings "build-alings."

Oh, and for some unknown reason, "Walk/Don't Walk" signs are called "in-glowings." They DO glow. But...???
post #16 of 66
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Originally Posted by cheeselady View Post
My now 4 yr old speaks really well, but still has a couple of words that I love.

Icekickle - icicle
blanklet - blanket
ear bugs - for his friend's ear plugs

Now my 15 mo old is starting to really talk, so I hope to remember more of the early words better!
Icekickle is precious! I think I want to teach it to my kids.

My DS is 5 and speaks well, too, but my favorite holdovers are:
garona=granola
sweet potapoes
topatoes=tomatoes
pincuter=computer
post #17 of 66
My favorite comes from my now 4 y/o DS. He coined this word when he was two, and it stuck because we love it so....

Waterlemon.

And yeah, that's how he says watermelon.
post #18 of 66
My two year old loves the word 'already' - it comes out as 'ada-REE' - as in "No, Mommy, I ada-REE did a poopie!"

He also calls belly buttons 'tunnels' - not really a mispronounciation, but still cute.

My four year old calls Snufflupagus (no idea how you actually spell that) - "snuffle-uh-f**k-us" - that one cracks me up. He also butchers 'gift certificate' and it's different every time.

I keep track of a lot of the funny things in my blog, I call them Colwynisms and Lachlannisms.

Some old ones:

My younger son used to call his brother 'Col-wee' instead of Colwyn, and their friend Charlotte was 'Char-wee' - I still use these a lot, and Colwyn now calls his brother 'Lach-wee" from time to time.

Savannah on Jay-Jay the Jet Plane used to be 'Vagannah.'

Chocolate milk - ba-ba nok
post #19 of 66
My nephew who is 3 1/2 calls me Aunt Wee-uh. My name is Lydia. He calls my DD Baby Uh-wee-uh. Her name is Suriya. He is SO cute.
post #20 of 66
Favorites from dd:
"asshopper" instead of grasshopper. Dh kind of encouraged that mispronuciation :
"monkey-gave-me-a-nuts" instead of macadamia nuts. We've since shortened that to monkey nuts and kept in our vocab.

Ds:
"ahweetah" instead of Abuelita (grandmother in Spanish).
"yah" instead of his sister's full name. It's a hard name for a little one to learn so he just said the last syllable. Even then he added in the 'y' up front. One day he just stopped calling her that and started using her full name. His sis used to only let him say it. She'd correct nearly everybody else if they used it but she understood he was doing the best he could. I really miss hearing him use his special name for her.
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