(he mixes it up) is my 20 MO old son's word for, "That for which I have no word."
It is his made-up catch-all word for things he doesn't know the word for. Needless to say, he uses it a lot! (He only knows a handful of words & signs as of now.)
We think it's kinda funny. Anyone else encounter this?
It used to mean 'here, there, this, that, this one, that one'.
12 months: Which book to you want to read? "ah-boe," pointing to the book.
14 months: "Mama, ah-boe", pointing for me to lie down next to her.
16 months: "Mama, ah-boe hat", pointing to the pink hat.
20 months: "Mama, I want to eat ah-boe", holding up can of tomatoes.
Now that she says these words (just in the last few weeks) it is still a term of excitement. If she sees ice cream it is,
"ah-boe, ah-boe, ah-boe, ah-boe!" <calms down> "I want that, please."
She is my little ah-boe.
Her go-to word though is "please". I am glad she is polite, but when it is out of context and you just have a little girl in front of you saying "please! please!" and getting more and more upset, it can get a little frustrating. I am looking forward to her learning more words!
Wife to DH (06/10) and Mummy to DD (07/08).
That is what he says when you ask him almost any question, when he doesn't know what else to say, when other people are talking and he wants to participate, and when he just wants to hear his own voice.
This was AFTER he learned a few words, reverted back to "dat!" for everything, and then started using words again. "Da-cah" was just for words he didn't know.
Last night can mean last year, last week, last month, this morning, etc. It's hard teaching the concept of time...he'll get it soon enough!
So far, it means bewb, that thing over there, any animal she doesn't know what it is, and any sound of any animal she's not familiar with! Ha! I'm sure it means a lot more too!
Carrie SAHM to Nora Caitlyn ('08) and Finnley Dax ('11) homebirthing, breastfeeding, babywearing, intactivist, doula mama!
cereal = Dee-do
Sometimes said high-pitched & extended on the 2nd syllable, like, "dee-DOOOOOOO"
DH & I find it hilarious so I suspect it's going to stick for years.
"Na-ma" - coloring
He's still having some trouble with S-sounds as well as R and L, so I guess that makes sense that he's made up his own words for cereal & coloring.
Happy mumma to my boys Henny Tom (Nov 30, 2008), Arlo Odie (Oct 5, 2010), and baby SISTER! due mid-Dec 2014.
It means "car". He says it when he sees a car, or hears a car, or is being put in his car seat.
It also applies to anything he doesn't know the word for. He likes to say it a lot.
His other favorite is "shet", which we think means "shirt", but sounds like the vulgar alternative and has caused a few raised eyebrows in public.
Loving wife and mama to my sweet little son (Fall 2008) and a beautiful baby girl (Fall 2010)
When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty. --George Bernard Shaw
No seriously, if he doesn't know the word DS just says/calls it/asks for damn. It's great fun in public. No one taught him, he just came up with it on his own some how.
If it looks like I'm trying to pick a fight... I'm not, I'm rarely that obvious.
It started with bottle / boob, then evolved to mean pacifier, now means all those plus anything that he wants that he currently doesn't have. Today my car keys, cell phone, and the grocery cart at Walgreens were all "Baaaaa"s. Along with innumerable other objects.
Sleepy mama to Colin Theodore 8-12-08 and Trevor Arthur 7-17-12.
Everything she doesn't know is a "mana". Even if you ask her, "Can you say ________?" It's always "mana"!
Maegen, adventurous wife to DH, loving mom to my beautiful DD's and expecting another babe in March 2012!
She doesn't say much else. Just Dada and Mama. And points to herself and things that she knows. I can't wait for more words!
Mama to F(06/11/09) and baby boy C (06/09/11)
It's a fairly recent one, too.