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dd (3) has a habit of throwing a "g" onto the front of some words. Her dad's girlfriend is Denise, but she calls her G'niece, and she says g'bloon instead of balloon.

The other day we were talking about different family relations explaining that she is my daughter but she is also my sisters niece. "NOT G'neice!" she wailed. It took awhile to explain the difference, but she finally got it, and calmed down.

One day she said, "mom, you have big apples and I have little apples." HUH??? She finally pointed to her nipples as an explanation.

*I* somehow made up the word "agreeance" and used it all the time because it seemed right somehow...
Well, one day I said it in front of dd and she blurts out, "NOT agreeance mom! It's agreements!" Nothing beats being set straight by a 3 year old.
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My DD sounded like she had a terrible potty mouth for the longest time!
Clock, shirt, truck, sock etc-all WRONG!

Yesterday it was the neighbor's name. She's Chinese and her name is Tao (Tow) DD is now calling her Towel.

She also says backside-instead of back yard/outside.
I thiink that's it off the top of my head.

ADDED: She can't seem to say banana.
It was nanana for a long time.
Now it's manana.
I'll say no, BA-nana
and she'll say MA-nana. over and over. I guess it's just how she's hearing it.
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[QUOTE=Maple Leaf Mama]Yesterday it was the neighbor's name. She's Chinese and her name is Tao (Tow) DD is now calling her Towel. QUOTE]

This reminded me of the most ridiculous thing ever...

One day at the park there was a mother with 2 small children. The mother was Vietnamese and spoke only Vietnamese to her children. DD walked up to this woman and looked her straight in the face and began to "speak" to this woman in pure nonsense babble. The woman looked at her as if she had two heads and walked away. DD persisted and followed this woman around for a couple more minutes. I didn't know whether to bust out laughing or die of embarassment. She did the same thing again in a Mexican restaurant when the waiter was speaking to a group of people at the next table. I guess she figured she should join in the conversation.
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When I was younger my grandmother would always say "Don't argue". One day at about three I was telling her a very important story (as all 3yo stories are) and she spoke and I said "Don't arg-me". My Mum still says it now :

And not really a language mistake but cute anyway, my sisters name is Allyson and she was convinced her name was Allyson Wonderland (Alice in Wonderland). When we started sunday school, the teacher had to call Mum to find out our surname because Ally swore blind it was Wonderland.
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I haven't read all these but I had to say when my oldest was little he called Totem Poles (we live near several Native American reservations) "Potem Toles"
He also called cupcakes "putcakes"
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These aren't my DS but my friend's -

"yeah" is "lah"
"Mount St. Helens" is "Mount Snaint Snelens"

He is so precious!

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My brother's name is Jordan, and when my eldest was about 12mos old, she was trying to say Jordan and it came out "Dodo" (long O sound like the extinct bird) so, he is now and forever will be Uncle Dodo.

The same child called elephants "fun-ta-das"
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DD has been interested in alphabet books lately and one say she was going M is for mouse, N is for newt, P is for Panda, Q is for err err err Q is for CUTE! Who can argue with that!

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A little OT but my DSS when he was 11 told us very earnestly that he would be an adolescent when he reached his period. After a little questioning it turned out he meant puberty.

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My daughter always calls the computer a "compeeter" and when she wants to do crafts, she asks if we can do "craps"!! And always ever so polite, she will always say "Hank you" or "Hanks!" when she is grateful
ETA one I almost forgot: Although she used to say "nana" or "anana" for banana, she now consistently says "amanda"!!

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Saw this on the new posts line up, had to add:

My ds is just starting to talk, he is only 12 months, but I didn't realize how often I say "Bad Dog" to my jack russell who barks and only stops when I say "Bad Dog"

Now baby says, "Dad dog" and waves his little finger. I love him...........

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My 7 year old still says theeooter for theater.

My 2 almost 3 year old has some really funny ones.
He just asked me for a bite of bomato (tomato) and yet he can say anemone.
He says I spilled him (instead of he knocked him over/out of the way) and just a biddit instead of minute. But he can say I have a foreskin and look at my penis, it's retracting! (We have a newfound skill...) But he goes to the toidet to go potty and uses toidet pater to wipe his bottom.
He has a million of them and they are so freaking cute.
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My faves for ds (now three) were (and are for some) ...wes and wup for yes and yup (that one was hard to let go of. Breza (Zebra), brekkest (breakfast), dramma.drampa, and he counts fourteen, fiveteen...

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When we went to UK last year DD was 22 mo and my mother's partner is called Grandpa Lew, she always called him Grandpa Goo it was so cute thats all we call him now even though she can say it perfectly fine.

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my dd says "whyn't" in the place of "why don't" or even sometime in place of "how about you" as in "whyn't you go to a different room and I play with Jalen all by myself?" I love it, it's so cute, I hope she keeps it around for a while.

Ds says "my do it!" instead of "I do it", and also "My did it!"

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OMG! I am actually crying from laughing at these. this is the best thread!!!

DD is 4 and still uses "G" instead of "R" and a few other letters :
gamote (remote) gumember (remember) guposedto (Supposed to) gabanas (bananas)
we use her version of orange.. or-nij
Have used to be haps and boobs were boops so she would say " i haps to haps some boops" when she wanted to nurse
she called her baby cousin gabrielle "baby belle" and she calls my completely wacked out in laws the crazys. crazygramma, crazypoppop, or the crazys if she means that whole side (well if the shoe fits...)
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My dd used to call pop corn, cock porn. It was particulary embarassing at the movie theatres.
That HAS to be the funniest one here.

Lots of potty mouth kids here I see. My son is no exception. When he gets out his Thomas the Train toys at a restaurant and says "I love Percy" but with a u sound instead of the r, I alternate between laughing and wanting to crawl under the table from embarrassment.

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I got the potty mouth kid syndrome too over here with my DS (unfortunately not ALL of his potty mouth episodes are mispronounciations -- wonder where he gets THOSE from )...

He kept running around saying what sounded like "f***wad" one day, and since that is a word I actually do NOT say, I asked "where did you hear that word?" "On Shrek, mommy!" (Lord Farquaad)

He also does the "Lello" thing for yellow. One day I asked him to say "Yell", he said that just fine. Then asked him to say "Oh". Said that just fine. "OK, now say Yellow". "Lello". :

Last week he was talking about when he was still in my tummy. Figuring I should probably tell him where babies really grow, I said "Well actually, you were in a part of my body called my uterus. The uterus is where babies grow inside their mommies." He said "Where is your ballooterines, mommy?"
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DD walked up to this woman and looked her straight in the face and began to "speak" to this woman in pure nonsense babble. The woman looked at her as if she had two heads and walked away.
you know, i don't get embaressed easily, but man i might have wanted to put my head in my purse over this one!

my son, who just turned 4, tells me yeasterday while we pass on of the dairy farms out here "you know what "wows" is?" "nope" i say. "it's cows in lower case." :

he does this all the time, makes up words and then says "that's whatever in french/spanish etc." but this is the first i have heard of this language "lower case!"

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Great thread! Why do I always find the funny ones when I'm holding a sleeping baby?

I have a lot I could share, but I'll just chose one... For a long time, dd called breakfast "breast-kiss"! It was really cute. One Saturday, she woke up and asked for "breakfast" (after she asked for nurnee ) with the proper pronounciation. Dh commented, "No breast-kiss anymore," and dd immediately started shrieking, "No breakfast!" I was confused at first too, but finally figured out dh's point.

Does anyone else get sad thinking about the *last* time your dc will say something a certain way?

OK, I'll share one more... dd calls washcloths "clothwashes".

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dd's favorite flowers are "dillys" (day lillies).

She's really into dipping her food now... She use to ask for more "paste" (hummus), we kept explaining that it was a dip -so now hummus is "dip paste"
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I just remembered one from DH's cousin, who was about 10 at the time. He had been laughing hysterically over something and was just getting his breath when he came out with, "That was quite a laughing orgasm!" He meant "spasm."

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ds always says, " I love you all the way to the end of the university" instead of the universe. I love it!
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My BIL (Richard, called Uncle Dicky by his nieces and nephews) had his name changed to Uncle Dinky and now Uncle Kinky by my Dd.

She also switched the 1st sound of a word and stuck it in the back... seems very complicated to me but she did it quite easily. Some of my favourites were "mells" for "smell" as in "let's go mells that flower" and "tucks" for "stuck"

some that we **** use:
"wah-gee" for water
"san-jo" for sandwich
"flawchee" for flower
"yor-git" for yogurt
"yun-yin" for onion
"a-yan-ya" for lasagne
"cute-cumber" for cucumber

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my three yr old calls the pool the poo...particularly amusing to the neighbors when they hear things like..."India's in the poo mommy" and "I threw my balls in the poo"
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This summer, sunscreen is sunscream. Cracks me up.

We were baking zucchini bread (Kini cake, according to my DS) and I was teaching him about vanilla (Vuh-liv-uh). I let him sniff the bottle, then he watched me pour it in the batter. He then pronounced it "Vuh-liv-uh Juice".
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I remember when my oldest called her bathing suit a 'bading soup'. Sometimes, I really miss those days.
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I just love this thread - I'm still reading it but here are some of ours.

DD (13 mos.) says "meow" for almost every animal she sees - cats, squirrels, birds, chipmunks, etc. She just recently started saying "woosh" for dogs.

DS (3.75) said "breffsticks" instead of "breakfast" for the longest time. In fact t just now dawned on me that I don't think he says it that way anymore. Sigh. Also, the classic "pissghetti".

Oh, I almost forgot - the other day, he called a pumpernickel bagel a "punkernipple bagel."
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he calls the Home Depot "The Humdee Depot"
DS used to call it Deep Heepo! I loved that!
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