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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
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...
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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Before finding this thread, I'd been feeling a little guilty for not correcting her; it's just SO cute!
(4/01, 6/07, & 12/09)
"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.
My 5 yo DD says INDIVISIBLE when she means invisible
My 22 mo DD of course has a lot. Some of my favorites:
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!"
there are more, I just can't think of them right now...
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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.
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.
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?"
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.
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 dd1 faves were:
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 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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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.
pacifically=specifically (I use this a lot when we talk about his listening)
..."mom I "pacifically" told you i didn't want carrots!!"
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.