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We have another lellow-for-yellow kid. He also says "simmamim" instead of cinnamon. My other favorite of his, while not a mispronounciation, is one I am betting will stay around in our family forever. He calls hard-boiled eggs "ripped eggs," I think because of how we peel them.

My boss told a story about how he said that he had to be careful when he was driving, and his son said, "Yes, because you have a gentleman's hairpiece." Boss didn't know what to make of this and attributed it to son being 3 1/2. They are sitting watching TV a few weeks later, and a Valtrex commercial comes on. The voiceovers in it say, "I have genital herpes." "I try to be careful..." Boss realizes what a gentleman's hairpiece is.

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LOVE this thread!

My favorites from my 4 year old:

She always wants to "huggle" after her bath (which is combo of hug and cuddle)

She asks if the door opens or toilet flushes "automagically"...(automatically) I love this one and say it now too!

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My DH is always correcting DD and it drives me up the wall b/c I want to keep hearing her mispronunciations but then bam DH corrects her and they're gone! I don't blame you for not correcting

DD says a few cute things but I think my current favourite is "congladulations" for congratulations! Too cute

DD is also bilingual (french/english) and will often ask me things like "Mama what are you doing dans la cuisine?" I melt every time b/c it is just adorable!

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Great thread!!

My favorites from my dd- allerjesus (allergies) and "nadult" (because we always say ask an adult and she heard it as ask a nadult)


My favorites from my ds- "fordhead" rather than forehead and "harmadarmas" for armadillos

DD: I'm bored and want to play Me: What about me? I can play. DD: No thanks, I mean a real person.
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DD is just five, and she says "yunion" for onion. I love it too much.

She also thinks Wendy's food chain is called Shirley Temple's. And that the girl with the pigtails is Shirley Temple. We do not know why, but we like that too...whenever we drive by she shouts out "Shirley Temple's! There she is!" and it cracks us up.
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My son says "Go gyago go go" instead of "Go, Diego, Go"... Actually I could be missing a "go" haha.
I can't remember anything else for some reason! I think I have become so used to his mispronunciations that I hardly notice them anymore.

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Awww!!! These are sooo cute.

I nearly always correct my daughter or help her say the right word but the one word I absolutely adore, and refuse to correct, is the way she says magazine...

Maza-GEEN!

This totally reminds me of my daughter, who started at a young age saying Maza - meen, we all call it that now.

She also calls her back-pack her Pack-pack

But my absolute favorite that I hope never goes away is she says "their-chother", like each other except for "them"

As in: "Mommy, look at the kitties, they're loving their-chother"

I love it.

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My 3 year old speaks mainly Portuguese but understands English and throws in some English words now and then. One time she heard me call to her baby sister, "I'm coming, Juju!" and so now when the baby cries, she goes running with, "I coming, Juju!"

Before finding this thread, I'd been feeling a little guilty for not correcting her; it's just SO cute!

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my son says "cherry mermaid" instead of cherry limeaid.
"fuffy" for muffin
"foffee" for coffee
"nilk" for milk


One time he asked about some clothes I had made him and he said "Did you make this for me with sew?" which wasn't a mispronunciation, but was so cute I had to share it anyway.

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Instead of sunscreen or sun cream, we have "sunscream"
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LOVE these. We have 'sunscream' here too

My 5 yo DD says INDIVISIBLE when she means invisible

My 22 mo DD of course has a lot. Some of my favorites:

La-loo: Yello
Swa-bee: Strawberry
Ate-meal: Oatmeal
Nacks: Snack

My 7 yo doesn't have many anymore. When he was tiny, though, he used to say BACKFRONT for 'behind'. He had an Elmo he loved to sleep with, and every night we used to put it behind him in the bed just so we could hear him say, "Elmo backfront!"

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DS1: 2/02 ROTFLMAO.gif DD: 9/04 blahblah.gif DS2: 9/07jog.gif and EDD: 11/13 belly.gif

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My almost three DS has these cute ones:
pacuter (computer)
elegator (elevator)
moodles (noodles)

there are more, I just can't think of them right now...
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DS1: 2/02 ROTFLMAO.gif DD: 9/04 blahblah.gif DS2: 9/07jog.gif and EDD: 11/13 belly.gif

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OMG!!! The "gentleman's hairpiece" thing about had me crying! SO FUNNY!

I love this thread, so much adorable stuff. It makes me so happy to be having another baby, since my others are growing up so fast!

From my six year old son...

Lawmin the grass: Mowing the grass. Lawn-mower+mowin'. "Mom, I was out lawmin. Do you like to lawm?"
Somestin: "Ma, I need to tell you somestin."
Gerber: Short for hambagerber, which means hamburger.
Tempenture = Temperature
Hossbadill = Hospital
Reglee-er = Regular

I'll miss them when they are gone.

My daughter turns three in the fall, and just about EVERYTHING she says is an adorable mispronunciation. I am loving it. I just let it be... Mine have been very adept at correcting themselves as time goes by. I can remember when I was little and my sisters telling me that 3 was pronounced "THREE" not "FREE". I remember it bothering me that I couldn't say it at the time. Both of my kids do the same thing, and I don't worry about it. My son and daughter both have ridiculously large vocabularies that they use with skill, so I cut them some slack on the little stuff.
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These are sooo cute and funny.

Both my dd's, ages nearly 6 and 7.5, both still say "aminals" DD1 often says "chee kane" for keychain, and "dullbozer" for bulldozer. She called the first Harry Potter book "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer of Stone" until just a few days ago.

Until dd2 was about 3, she usually used a "T" for words beginning with a hard C or K sound, "toutch" for couch, "titchen" for kitchen, etc.

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The only thing I correct is "mines," because, as an English teacher (of teens who still use it, no less), it drives me crazy! Anything else, I just enjoy the adorable-ness of it!

We still call the Backyardigans the "Back-bard-igans" in our house, although occasionally DD will try to correct us. "Um, mom, you know it's not really called the Backbardigans, right?"

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This won't translate well but my favorite from DS is - cough-is-zizs. When he coughs he says "mommy, I have coughiszizs in my throat."

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My DS says "wiggly" for regular (ie, wiggly milk instead of mommy milk )

And break-tis instead of breakfast.
And sa-beghi for spaghetti.

He's also a "sammich", although I know he knows how to say "sandwich". I say it that way sometimes too.
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My friends little girl says "canamel" instead of camel, and that is the most adorable thing ever, I think.

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DS says Spoon-ghetti for spaghetti
DD who's only 16 months just started calling play-doh "doh-doh" and I am already calling it that.
When DS was younger, he called his sister, Eden, "Ed-nen" I miss that!

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My son just got his first Richard Scarry book as a third birthday present. He loves looking for this guy in all the pictures. When he finds him, he exclaims, "There he is! Lonely Worm."

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"soup cases" for suit cases
"installation" for insulation and "installated" for insulated

Now I can't think of the others, but there are a few more. Very cute!
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i love this!

my dd1 faves were:

frigger-fitter (refridgerator)

pee-luter (computer)

and

wenda-we-will (when will we) go outside

dd2 still says
dune-da! (thank you) despite having a great vocab and pronunciation.

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My 7 year old still catches herself when she says "Maza-geen" for magazine.

My 5 year old has a hard time with the J sound. It sounds like a Z. So jump is "zump." Jiggle is "ziggle."

My newly 3 year old likes to pronounce the end of words and leaves off the beginning. I couldn't figure out why he kept asking for ketchup with his pancakes. Finally, I figured out that is "eeeeup" was both ketchup and syrup.

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Remembered another one--
Fall of instead of follow.
"Mommy, let's fall of Daddy!"

And siggamon instead of cinnamon.
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Every time I take them out of my eyes, my daughter asks for one of my "tonclacks". And she eats "swamiches".

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ado-tado = avocado

tupee-tumbie = cucumber

domit = grownup

welp = well (the "p" is very strongly pronounced - hilarious!)

bastick = basket

bommin = bottom

ashlet = eyelash

sidewards = sideways

The last 2 examples my 8 year old DD occasionally still says - and she was a kid who at 3 years old knew and correctly used the word "cumbersome." I love it when she mispronounces a word - it's the last remaining baby aspect of her.

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DS (7) only has a few left...mean old DH was big on correcting him when they came up, but I still have....

skabetty=spaghetti
rabi-roli=ravioli
pacifically=specifically (I use this a lot when we talk about his listening)

..."mom I "pacifically" told you i didn't want carrots!!"
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pasketty - spaghetti
nakin - napkin
fwapfots - slapshots, as in hockey
fwapfotses - plural of slapshots!
biteamins - vitamins

Ds says "G" for "J" so some good examples are:
gunk food = junk food (appropriate, i think!)
gumping = jumping
peanut butter and gelly

pack pack = backpack
fwimming = swimming (I love that fw sound instead of the s)

he also replaces R with W at the beginning of a word:
wock = rock
wun = run

fwee = three

musket = music

I love this age..there are a zillion more I can't remember right now.
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