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does anyone else do this? my daughter is 4 and an excellent speaker. i have always spoken to her like an adult, well i explain things to her like a child, but i use "big words" regularly and i usually help her to pronounce them correctly.

with a few exceptions. she says yellow LELLOW and i just adore it too much to correct it. i guess it slipped in sorta under my radar since it was such a basic word and i never got around to correcting it once i did notice, since i think it is just so cute.

i guess i will have to tell her sooner or later that the word is like "YELL" O. but then i won't ever hear LELLOW again, and right now i think i'm hanging onto her "babyhood" what's left of it through the LELLOW.

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Aminals. It always makes me smile. Oh and his new wrong word is Invitamins-as in "mommy try this banana it has lots of invitamins"

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Just so you know, correcting doesn't mean you won't ever hear it again. DD used to say sammich, instead of sandwich, she was corrected and said it properly for a while but now she just prefers sammich.

Also our whole family calls grilled cheese, girled cheese. So DD calls them girled cheese sammiches.

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I love some of the mis-pronunciations!

DS calls spaghetti "sca-betty". Napkins are "map-kims". Carpet is "car-fit".

My favorite was when he was 2.5 and he called sandwiches "trainitches". He could say "sand", and "which", but together it was always "trainitch"!

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I love when DS say's "Iroplane"

I second about still hearing mispronounced words well into and past childhood.

In our family we have eggs Benedict with "holidays" sauce My sister who is 34 now used to call hollandaise sauce holiday sauce which made sense cause we only had it on Christmas morning

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I love this thread. We get Ska-Betty at our house too. I love it. Sounds like the name of a cool girl band.

We also have the bilingual thing happening at our house so we get a lot of funny mixtures like if he is chasing me he says, "I'm gonna tramp you mommy!"

And when he is explaining what things are made of he says It's "heched of wood" for example..because made is hecho en Spanish...so cute.

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We have pancakes with "sturrup" here.

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DD used to say "HOS-DI-BLE" for hospital! We loved it!

My niece says "I Lellow You" instead of "I love you". I adore that too!
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We have interrupting volcanoes here! And they do sort of interrupt what's going on, right?
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We have a "commuter" rather than a "computer". No amount of correction has changed DS pronunciation.
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my favorite that I can think of at the moment is "fahmote" for the tv remote that is always lost. we don't tend to correct, we just speak correctly ourselves. Some of the mispronouciations are due to difficulty with that speach combination and others are just mix ups, either way, they will generally correct themselves eventually.

oh, they also love eating on their table "maps" (instead of mats) - although that one is pretty confusing since several of the mats are maps...

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oh yes, computer here is PIGGER. i love that one too.

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Ds used to say sister as "difter." Cutest thing ever!

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My DS1, who's now 8 and otherwise speaks correctly, still says 'fighter-fighter' instead of firefighter. No one else notices it but DH and I, and I think it's HILARIOUS and so cute. He's said it since forever, I don't intend to correct him.
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Well I don't correct mispronuncations. I say words correctly and if they can't, well so what? My now 8 year old still calls mohawks, mohogs. I have no idea why but I seriously doubt he'll be doing it at 30.

My 4 year old pronounces a few words wrong. He has a hard time with l's, but he can say lick perfectly. My current favorite of his is mayonaise. He says it mannies.
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I love this thread. We get Ska-Betty at our house too. I love it. Sounds like the name of a cool girl band.

We also have the bilingual thing happening at our house so we get a lot of funny mixtures like if he is chasing me he says, "I'm gonna tramp you mommy!"

And when he is explaining what things are made of he says It's "heched of wood" for example..because made is hecho en Spanish...so cute.
lol @ heched of wood" we are bilingual too and i love when my dd mixes the languages.

my dd says "killabutter" for caterpillar, and she calls anything snake/worm like a "slerm"

i know there are a few more but i cant think of any...

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We are also bilingual, so a lot of english words with danish grammar. Like one house, two houser, many houserne....

Tour de France is on right now. We were watching the race today, voting for Andy Schleck. My DS could not pronounce his name, kept calling him Candy Slik. (Slik in danish means candy, so basically he is calling him candy candy )

Of course as the foreigner, there are words I can not pronounce, where DS and DD correct me. Like hyldeblomstsaft, I just can't manage it.
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I don't ever correct DS's pronunciation. It's been improving on its own as he gets older.
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My kids know the proper terms for genitalia. But when my dd was around 3 she would call a vagina a "vaChina". One day one the news they were talking about China and she yelled at the tv "it's called a vaCHINA)!

Up until he was around 6 my youngest (ds) liked to play his "ah-med-ica" (harmonica). I always gave my DH & dd the evil eye when they tried to correct ds's pronunciation. I miss the funny way he used to say things like "rubberbot" (robot). They grow up so fast!

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lay-yoh (yellow)

hangaber (hamburger)

stirsty (thirsty)

wanna-dees (vitamins - I said "one of these" and it stuck)

overhauls (overalls)

emilade (lemonade)

We don't correct...they are too cute and they will fade on their own soon enough.

I love reading all of these ! Too cute !

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lol @ heched of wood" we are bilingual too and i love when my dd mixes the languages.

my dd says "killabutter" for caterpillar, and she calls anything snake/worm like a "slerm"

i know there are a few more but i cant think of any...
Speaking of caterpillar. DS calls them "Cat Pills", very much two words when he says it too!

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We have pancakes with "sturrup" here.


It's "syriup" here!

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DD used to say "HOS-DI-BLE" for hospital! We loved it!

My niece says "I Lellow You" instead of "I love you". I adore that too!
DS still calls it the "hostipal!"

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It's "syriup" here!

And in our house it's "Leap-up." heh

He also says "BUH-member" for remember.
Buh-dodge = garage

He replaces "s" sounds w/the "L" sound a lot. So we have lunlades (sunshades), parmelan cheese (parmesan), and peanut butter landwiches around our house.

Yet he can say words like "anemone," "Gilroy," and "artichoke" with no problem.
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Oh I love these!!!

DS said "Rangakoo" for kangaroo, res-tro-naut (rhymes with astronaut) for restaurant, pa-kuter for computer and the BEST....

Stunk for skunk.

He still says "what means.." instead of "what does ___ mean?" which is funny, since that's spanish grammar - I speak spanish but he does. Odd.

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My kids know the proper terms for genitalia. But when my dd was around 3 she would call a vagina a "vaChina". One day one the news they were talking about China and she yelled at the tv "it's called a vaCHINA)!
DS called it a piñata. When I was pregnant with his sister we were talking about how the baby was going to come out, and I explained how he came out through my C-sec scar, and that I was planning that this baby was going to come from my vagina and he got really pouty and said " I wish I could have come from your piñata." and every now and then he would ask me "Mommy, when is the baby going to come out of your piñata?" All I could think was that he must picture me being strung up in the delivery room while the doctors took turns blindfoldedly whacking me with sticks until I popped. I love that one.

I tried to correct him the first few times, but then I just let it go. Piñata is way funny, especially when you are 9 months pregnant.

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I met a lady at Vacation Bible School this summer. Her son calls Parmesan cheese "Papa John cheese"
Cracked me up!
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My kids know the proper terms for genitalia. But when my dd was around 3 she would call a vagina a "vaChina". One day one the news they were talking about China and she yelled at the tv "it's called a vaCHINA)!

Up until he was around 6 my youngest (ds) liked to play his "ah-med-ica" (harmonica). I always gave my DH & dd the evil eye when they tried to correct ds's pronunciation. I miss the funny way he used to say things like "rubberbot" (robot). They grow up so fast!

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There are some mispronunciations I can't bear to correct. My fav is dd calling the budgies 'Pudgies'. I guess I must mumble or she needs her hearing checked, but I love it so I call them pudgies too

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My boys both say "benext" instead of "next" -- As in, Please sit benext to me.
I assume it's an overgeneralization from between, beside and behind.

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