Friday, May 13, 2011

Friday Funnies: Mispronunciations

I LOVE LOVE LOVE to listen to toddlers talk. It seems like from ages 1-5 are the golden years of mispronunciations. Here are a few zingers my kids have used in their time....

Daughter: "Mom, the kids are both drinking water and the 'dolts' are drinking milk."
Me: "Um, I think you mean adults sweetie. " :)

*My husband finds this hilarious that our daughter who is 4 1/2 calls us "dolts."

My favorite mispronunciation by my daughter when she was younger was "hanitizer" for hand sanitizer. She just sounded so sweet saying it.

Dad: "Do you want jam on your roll or butter?"
Son: "Jam it"

*This needs an additional explanation. My son has SUPER bad diction (he's very difficult to understand) and his "j" sound is actually the "d" sound. :) We laughed good and hard over this one.

Another one that I love from my son is "scripurs" for "scriptures." It sound incredibly cute coming out of his 2 1/2 year old mouth.

I do try to correct my children over time as they get older so that they can say things properly and improve in their language,
but a part of me is saddened by the loss of their baby words. I need to be better about writing down and remember these!

Share yours!! What are your favorite mispronunciations by your children?



Heather said...

Bampa and Bamma for Grandpa and Grandma.

Moat for milk.

Poh-boh for pillow.

Pwahno for piano.

Darge-ub tuck for garbage truck.

Nick, Sara, Wedge, and Shasta said...

Mmkay, my baby is only 18 days old so I don't have any for her, but I have nieces who have said some pretty funny things!

*Ama-lama-lams for m&m's (but you also have to picture her tongue sticking out for each L sound, super funny)!

*Squir-lo for Squirrel

*"I'm not a Pligalet, I'm a Effalump" for Piglet and Heffalump

Hmmm... I'm noticing a pattern here. All three come from the same niece and it seems the letter L is a problem for her! :)

Anonymous said...

"Wimming Soup" for swimming suit! She is 2 1/2. SOOO cute!

Tannie Datwyler said...

These crack me up!! Thanks so much for sharing.