Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tot Malaprops

I couldn't resist picking up from the last post about the funny words little kids come up with. Please add yours - they're all so sweet!

When the Little Guy was under two, he had a problem with the "S" sound, although not in a lisping way. So for some reason, strawberries were foobies. and his favo(u)rite dessert was foobies and feem (strawberries and cream). He once said he wanted to be a Paleon Jonny Kiss when he grew up, but the best one was (describing having pins and needles) Mommy my feet are fizzy with stars.

The Man Child confused the heck out of me aged about two when out and about one day. He kept pointing across the road and saying Seek Hannah, seek hannah. We actually had an occasional babysitter called Hannah at the time but I knew it wasn't that. Days later a street cleaner (truck) went past.......

The Queenager called her diaper a bapu, broccoli was boppity and grandma was manah. Explaining the guinea pig's habits to me one day, she said that it was nocturtle.
The best one however, was

"Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream, 
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily. Like a spider's dream". 

Bless!


24 comments:

Metropolitan Mum said...

Head, shoulders, beans on toast, beans on toast. Head, shoulders, beans on toast, beans on toast. And eyes and ears...

Expat mum said...

Ha ha ha. Precious!

Joanne Noragon said...

M-I-C-K-E-Y
M-O-U-S-A

Gigi said...

On the fly I can't remember any particular words but I do recall my son being EXTREMELY indignant when I told him he was being ridiculous and he self-righteously informed me "That is a BAD word, Mommy!" I still laugh about that one.

emeraldpie said...

To this day, a victoria sponge cake is known as "fuzzy cake" in this house. That is what DD1 christened it when she was about 2 years old and couldn't get enough of it!! :D

Abigail Rogers said...

"Nocturtle!" That is the best :)

-Abigail
www.PictureBritain.com

Expat mum said...

emeraldple - How funny. My older two hate any kind of bean or lentil because they're "fuzzy".

voft said...

Everytime my daughter saw a cat she would say "diddle, diddle". It took me forever to figure out she associated the the cat in the book, where they read the nursery rhyme "hey diddle, diddle the cat and the fiddle" with all cats.

Relax Max said...

When my daughter was very young and learning singulars and plurals, she explained to me that one person would be an "audient" since an audience was obviously plural.

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Iota said...

These are all hilarious.

My daughter thought there was a breed of dog called a labra dog.

I asked my 3 year old what he thought we should call the new baby when he/she emerged from my tummy, and he said "born".

And one of them thought Santa Claus lived at the North Hole.

Iota said...

And Potty Mummy, if you're passing, we'd like a translation of Button Nob-not - or whatever it was. Something to do with hobnobs?

Maggie May said...

Well I can't compete with these funny words but I'm sure plenty will come to mind as soon as I sign out,
They are precious moments though.
Maggie x

Nuts in May

EmmaK said...

Yeah my younger daughter confused her k with t all the time when she was a tot. She said to my elderly neighbor 'you have very nice titties' when she meant kitties. The old girl just smiled and said 'thank you my dear!'

nappy valley girl said...

I had a teacher call me up once to ask what Littleboy 1 meant when asked to say what his favourite food was. "Taytochuna" was what he told her. Baked potato with tuna.

He still makes me laugh age 7. The other day someone asked him the name of a pop up book author who came to speak at the school. He answered: "Mitt Romney?"

Margarita said...

"nocturtle" is so adorable! Of course, now that I think about it I can't think of a single adorable mis-pronounciation. But I'm sure at 2 am the thought will come to me!

Expat mum said...

Also just remembered that the Man-Child used to say "Your wish is grandad". Tee hee.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Funny! Reminds me of my nephew, Sam, Maggie's son. When very young he could never say the word "Snake". He said "Nake". We said, "Sam, say snake!" and he said "Nake".
Then we said, "Sam, sat "Grass Snake!" and . . . . . he got it right he said, "Grass Snake!"
Then we said again, "Say Snake" and he said "Nake!" ROFL

Funny how we remember these things!

Anonymous said...

My 3yo just told me she's making pop charts for her brother. I asked him if the pop tarts were tasty and she corrected me "no, mommy, its pop CHARTS".

Trish Burgess said...

Rory used to call spiders 'pi-hoos' but my favourite comes from my niece Jessica who used to call elephants 'elicunts'!

Expat mum said...

Oh my Trish - that one should go up in Facebook!

Vicky said...

My little one says melomade instead of lemonade - now of course we all say that too!

Lous Lake Views said...

I love the description of pins and needles! My youngest son really struggles with his ears when we are on an airplane, when he was little he said to me 'Mum, my ears are blunt" what a great description :-)

cymruangel said...

I used to call flowers "haw haws" (not a clue why). So cauliflower became "caulihawhaw" and has remained so to this day.

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