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My DD hasd been very articualte ever since she could say, "hi" which was her 1st word, however there are jsut some language mistakes that I adore and am not ready to correct. My DD says, "no I amn't" instead of , "no I'm not" which is just so adorable to me that i don't want to fix it. I don't say it back to her but I don't go out of my way to change it, either. She also says, "ambliance" for ambulance and calls Palm trees "Pom pom " trees.

So tell me some of your DC's language errors that are so much fun to hear.

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My DSD2 (4yo) has the most adorable slip-ups. Anytime we have lasagna for dinner, she calls it bologna. I have no idea why! She got a "new" Fourth of July dress from my niece, which became her "paychotic" dress.

When we brought DD home from the NICU, DSD2 was already in the habit of calling her sister "Baby Sam." I thought this was because she was a baby, but instead, she actually thought we had named DD Baby Sam Barker. So, I was trying to explain to her that DD had a long name, but we shortened it to Sam. I said, "you know, your name is Sydney but we call you Syd, and sissy's name is Victoria, but we call her Vic sometimes. Do you remember what Baby Sam's long name is?" She thought about it for a minute, looked up at me and said, "Baby Saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaammm?" It was so adorable I had to bend down and scoop her up, while laughing hysterically.

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Papa often takes a "caxitab" to work.
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My 3 year old fell and hurt his "elmo"
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Dd, 4.5 has a few funnies I don't want to correct...

"How about this bees my pencil and that bees yours."

Library is pronounced "LibraLy". (I can barely say that!)

She is in a language immersion school full-time and last year she learned to roll her "r". In any language the "r" is rolled now. Cheerios are "Cheerrrrrrrrios".

That's all I can think of right now.
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DD (4) calls artichokes "chokeables" and her overalls are "alphabets".
There are a few more I just can't think of right now...
They are too cute!
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dd1 says "Heeyy, wait a mimit!":
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When we brought DD home from the NICU, DSD2 was already in the habit of calling her sister "Baby Sam." I thought this was because she was a baby, but instead, she actually thought we had named DD Baby Sam Barker. So, I was trying to explain to her that DD had a long name, but we shortened it to Sam. I said, "you know, your name is Sydney but we call you Syd, and sissy's name is Victoria, but we call her Vic sometimes. Do you remember what Baby Sam's long name is?" She thought about it for a minute, looked up at me and said, "Baby Saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaammm?" It was so adorable I had to bend down and scoop her up, while laughing hysterically.
That is the cutest thing I think I have ever heard
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Our daughter used to call Christmas "Kisskanis"

There seems to be something she used to say that was soooooo cute, but it is slipping my mind...*sigh*

I remember her calling Ravioli "Bowly Bowly" (Like Bowl with an E)
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When ds1 was little, he called the washer and dryer the "washerbdryer" I have no idea why. He also called a cell phone a cellaphone.

DD says yes just like S. Its so cute! The other day she was demanding bop bop (her word to nurse) and I was telling her to wait, I was cooking dinner. After she demanded for about the eighth time "I want bop bop!" I said, "Yes Katie, we are all very well aware of what your priorites are". After a pause of about four seconds this tiny little voice says, "I dont have pioritees". Laughing I said "you dont?" she looks puzzled for a moment, then her face clears up and she very confidantly announces, "No, we have dogs and goats!"

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My youngest used to call a banana, "bee-emma". But then he'd sing "Bananaphone" perfectly!
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My 7 year old had some terribly cute ones when she was wee. "Mayee Kissmyass" was Merry Christmas. She called her blanket her bingdunk, and her daddy was Dagin.

My youngest now says Macaweeoni instead of macaroni. She says it so much that now I stutter when I try to say macaroni because my mouth wants to say it how she does.

The absolute cutest mix-up any of my kids had wasn't so much with language, as with comprehension. My sister in law was hugely pregnant, and I had an 8 month old at the time. My 2ish year old boy asked her why her tummy was so big, and she said "I have a baby in there." His eyes got sooo huge, he backed up and put his arm in front of his baby sister and said "This is my Nay-wah, you can't eat her." :

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All of these are so cute! Thanks for sharing!
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Love the thread! Especially since I'm feeling : about DS right now.

One of my faves of his is "movie theelater." He has been to one movie in his life with daycare. Every time we pass the theater, he says, "There's the movie theelater." Love it!

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DD1 (4)..always asks for french fries and check-up (ketchup)
DD2 (21 months)..after nursing, she gives the nanas a biss (kiss), and whenever she bumps herself, she always wants a biss.

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i don't have kids yet, but here's one my little sister did when she was two or so.
She'd say "Lemme tell you a sqeaket!" (her word for secret) and she'd whisper in your ear "psstpsstpsst".

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DS2 used to ask us to listen to muse-kick. He's five now, and hasn't said that in probably 3.5 years, and I still call it that quite often. He looks at me like I have two heads, but I'm quite sure I'll be listening to muse-kick when I'm fifty.

DD is at that age where she can't be bothered if she's involved in something. So if I ask her to finish what she's doing so that we can move on to something else, she always says, "Gus a migut, Mama."
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LOL, great thread.

DS age 3 says "alligator" for elevator. When I gave birth to his sister and then my SIL had her baby soon after, DS was very excited to go so many times to the "hossabul" and ride in the "alligator."

He also says "lesterday" (which refers to everything in the past), and both vanilla and granola come out sort of like "lallilla." And he says that we "take baby a bath" and "baby is taking a big smile" (instead of give).

The best one recently was when he told me his toy school bus was purple and I said "wow, I've never seen a purple school bus before" and he said "Yes you did mama, you silly boy."

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Dd2, who's 3, was stealing cantaloupe off of the counter for her and her sister. I finally moved it out of the way so that they wouldn't eat it all. She came in looking for some more and when she couldn't reach it said, "Mama, A wants more canopener." I almost fell over laughing.

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Oh! I forgot the one we've reintroduced to the fam...

DSD2 used to say, "I'm hockey daddy, I'm hockey!" instead of "hungry" and we've reintroduced this to use in reference to DD (3 months). Now DSD2 sees me getting ready to feed DD and says, "hockey baby?" "Yep, baby's hockey." My MIL thinks we're nuts for making DSD2 "regress in her language abilities." Eh, whatever. It's friggin adorable!

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Around my house, we get the "sippy cups" (hiccups).

I'll post more when I remember them.
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we use "nakpins" at the table to wipe our hands
and we used to go to the "li bi dee" (library) to get books
We sometimes used to see the "loppers" (lobsters) at the commissary
DD wanted to use a "kafash" (washcloth) in the shower
Oh yeah and the best was "brefkest" for breakfast...

I just LOOOOOOVE the little mispronounciations! They just make my day.

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Just the other day, my four year old said that something was the best in the whole anniversary (instead of universe).

She used to call my husband's brother "Chevrolet."

The baby says babooboo for peekaboo.
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Oh yes, and DD asks to eat logurt. Which is just about as cute as when DS1 used to refer to it as O-goo.

Oh, oh ... the best ever. Can't believe I forgot it. When I'm giving myself a pedicure, DD always wants me to give her a paterpillar, too!
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My daughter is nearly 5 and she still asks for blubbly water.
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DS (who is 7 yr old) still has several mispronounciations. Today's were: "canyons" (instead of cannons) and he wants to build an "igloop" when it snows this winter. : He never could say the word "yellow" with any grace -- it comes out "Lello" and his best friend Jacob -- "Jay-cup" (as if it rhymed with "hiccup")

when he was a baby he would say "abbadahdoo" for helicopter (we lived near several large hospitals, saw them all the time)

He is the cutest little person I've ever known!!!
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DS is so very polite that even if when declines an offer, he say, "No di doo peas." I often find myself humming, "no thank you please, it only makes me sneeze . . . "
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DD says "may you please open this?" instead of "will you please ...". Sometimes if I give her something - a piece of clothing, a book - she'll say "that is *just* what I was looking for!" It's so adult and so cute at the same time.

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In our house we yike yogret! As a matter of fact we yike it a yot! Onions are undiuns. Yove is all ayound us! Daddy goes hunting with his yifle. These are from ds2 who's 3. Our oldest daughter's name is Riel (Ree ell) sometimes Rielly. He calls her Nellie! It's great fun! I really have to write them all down. I find myself saying "y" for "r" and "l" all the time!
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