Amusing mispronunciations...

(340 Posts)
Picante Fri 25-Sep-09 11:02:04

Oh I know it's been done before but I wanted to share these ones from ds (3)...

I like boobies (blueberries).

Can we go and collect some fellas? (feathers).

Please share your own smile.

PatROTinyfeet Sat 03-Oct-09 09:05:03

When my DS was under 3 he could not pronounce his letter L's at all. He also called all timepieces clocks. One day we were travelling on a train and were sitting opposite a man wearing an extraordinarily large watch. DS said in a very loud voice and pointing ''Look at that man's big cock''
(blush)

twinsplus3 Sat 03-Oct-09 10:11:24

DS 2.6 yrs calls petrol Ketchup and we go to the ketchup station.

Diziet Sat 03-Oct-09 10:42:53

Heehee, PatROTinyfeet, my eldest used to say "clock" like that too... now he is not too bad, but my current favourites are:
"hostible" (hospital), "shoshage" (sausage), "mastom martim" (Aston Martin - he has a tiny toy one, I hasten to add - our car is a Toyota!!) and "tiggar" (guitar). I actually prefer his pronunciation of hospital to the correct one.

ohnelly Sat 03-Oct-09 10:51:05

When we went on holiday we went on a pearplane apparently!

silkcushion Sat 03-Oct-09 12:44:04

my dd (22months) insists on mispronouncing Granny as Gary (even though she can say it properly)

My mother is finding it embarassing now when in public. In Tescos the other day my mother blew a raspberry on dd's hand and dd started shrieking 'dirty Gary'

We find it amusing and are secretly encouraging her to continue

zoxa Sat 03-Oct-09 12:58:34

I love reading all these!

just remembered another, my oldest used to call a sneeze a bless you, as in I've just bless you'd.

wondered why my youngest was calling a sausage a sausagey, he thought that was the singular of sausages, same for sandwich, sandwichy singular of sandwiches, makes sense really!

Fab thread.

Reminds me of a family classic. My DB when about 4 yrs old had to sing 'away in a manger' at his nursery christmas concert. He v proudly managed the first verse and started the second with the line 'the kettles are boiling'...

We still sing it this way today in our house

mumbythepond Sat 03-Oct-09 14:04:44

Last Christmas my daughter was very caught up in the story of the nativity and would play it for hours with Mary and Joseph going to "Bethleys hen house"(Bethlehem) for some "little baby cheeses" (baby jesus). It turned into a strangely significant story about shopping....

mrsjuan Sat 03-Oct-09 15:33:47

Oh I've just remembered another one of my sisters - she came home from playschool singing 'wind my bottom up'

Ds also insists that it's a 'bunion', not an onion.

minko Sat 03-Oct-09 19:05:30

We're starting to hear a lot about Farmer Christmas at the moment... (DS 3yo)

Stayingsunnygirl Sat 03-Oct-09 20:49:20

I've just remembered one of ds1's mispronunciations that was a favourite of mine.

His version of Pinocchio and Gepetto was Nokkio and Patio! grin

BoffinMum Sun 04-Oct-09 10:27:51

Ah, daleks ... we enjoy eating the family favourite 'dalek bread', our species is known as 'floomans', we travel between floors in a 'loft', and DD was very distressed at the age of 4 to turn up at Dover only to find we were travelling to France on a big boat and not a 'fairy'.

Bettymum Mon 05-Oct-09 16:28:23

grin grin at the toastcrumbs.
Forgot about my other current favourite of DD's - every evening at bathtime she runs naked from the bathroom to the airing cupboard shrieking "faffle!" "faffle!" and opens the door so I can get a clean flannel out for her.

Conundrumish Wed 07-Oct-09 16:21:47

Goodness knows what DS thought I was doing alone in the bedroom on Sunday mornings. He says he thought I was 'having a lion'. I was actually having a lie-in grin

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