Childrens mispronunciation of Christmas realted things.

(55 Posts)
Tommy Mon 04-Dec-06 14:31:53

toothyboy - that could actually be quite helpful over the holidays

Leander Mon 04-Dec-06 10:15:16

Ds is learning his christmas songs for school and this is what he is singing at the moment
away in a ranger
no quilt for his bed

BettySpaghetti Mon 04-Dec-06 10:12:59

This is sort of related but I went to a Christmas event with DS the other day and one of the carols was "We Three Kings" - trouble was I could not remember the real words for love nor money -in my head was:

"we three kings of Orient are,
one in a taxi, one in a car,
one on a scooter
peeping his hooter
following yonder star"

Things like that stick with you for life don't they!?

Gemmasmummy Mon 04-Dec-06 09:43:22

My 2.9 year old says "elephant calendar" for "advent calendar".

PrettyCandlesAndTinselToo Sun 03-Dec-06 21:55:10

"Happy birfday to you,
Happy birfday to you,
Happy birfday Sweet Cheeses

"Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way.
Old Macdonald farm to sing
On one horse on a sleigh"

SantaGotStuckUpTheGreensleeve Sun 03-Dec-06 21:52:09

My 2yo ds is so excited about Christmas, he keeps wrapping up little toys in paper and bringing them to me He dumps them in my lap and says "Dat yoo pwednant! Open yoo pwednant!" It's so sweet [soppy emoticon]

JollyOldSaintNikkielas Sun 03-Dec-06 21:50:29

We have been carol singing with Rainbows , Dd2 singing her heart out with ............
Jingle bells
batman smells
robin flew away

Toothyboy Sun 03-Dec-06 20:54:47

Ds1 has been learning Christmas songs at preschool - "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" complete with the line "Good tidying we bring"!

SherlockLGJ Sun 03-Dec-06 20:49:07

Classic is not the word she uses.

Wilful, disrespectful.......... no seriously, we now have Mum and Dad singing it, so picture if you will 8 adults all singing the wrong words. There are five grandchildren coming behind, this could get messy.

CountTo10LordsaLeaping Sun 03-Dec-06 20:48:44

DS is grasping the idea of christmas and now except he doesn't call it christmas, he calls it chrisman which he's now got me doing without realising it!!!

noonar Sun 03-Dec-06 20:45:48

sherlok, that is classic!

SherlockLGJ Sun 03-Dec-06 20:40:36

I have left the correct words in for the first verse, but see below in bold. The problem is that my DB and my DS have now been singing this for nigh on 30 years and when we go to Mass on Christmas morning, en masse my DM knows, she knows, she just know us three plus partners are going to belt out the words.........Hosanna lives in Chelsea!

Ding dong merrily on high,
In heav'n the bells are ringing:
Ding dong! verily the sky
Is riv'n with angel singing.
Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!

E'en so here below, below,
Let steeple bells be swungen,
And "Io, io, io!"
By priest and people sungen.
Gloria, Hosanna lives in Chelsea!

Pray you, dutifully prime
Your matin chime, ye ringers;
May you beautifully rime
Your evetime song, ye singers.
Gloria, Hosanna lives in Chelsea!

noonar Sun 03-Dec-06 20:34:12

rofl, at 'tortoise'. so sweet!

noonar Sun 03-Dec-06 20:33:11

dd1 used to sing ' we wish you a merry xmas and a happy NEW EAR'

Lio Sun 03-Dec-06 20:26:39

Oh surprise, that is lovely about the tortoise!

surprise Fri 01-Dec-06 22:50:53

not christmas, but my DD (now 10) used to sing Hot cross buns - "if you have no tortoise, give them to your sons". still makes me laugh that one

Glitterygookwithchocsonthetree Fri 01-Dec-06 22:36:39

Ds1 sang today 'jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. Old Macdonald is to find on a one horse open sleigh' - ha ha, he's 5.5!!!

JollyOldSaintNikkielas Fri 01-Dec-06 22:35:09

Mary is going to Bethanyhem (also in her version no Joseph-think she can't say it rather than Mary is a single Mam!)

Tommy Fri 01-Dec-06 20:10:34

my DSs can't pronounce a J so we get a lot of "Baby Geezers"

anorak Fri 01-Dec-06 20:09:30

My DS says Farmer Christmas as well.

Cue DH keeping on saying 'Ho Ho Ho get off my land'.

JanH Fri 01-Dec-06 20:08:50

In DD2's version of Away in a Manger, the cattle were "lonely"

LemonTart Fri 01-Dec-06 20:08:10

"when santa got crapped up the chimney" is DD2’s version of a certain classic song (trapped = crapped - forgets it should be stuck!!), you can imagine how great that is sung round Marks and Sparks coffee shop

christmosschops30 Fri 01-Dec-06 20:02:18

dd used to call 'him' Farmer Mismas

just the vision of 'mismas' with a flat cap on trundling along with all the toys on the back of the tractor made me smile

poshgirlformerlymaggiesmama Fri 01-Dec-06 19:45:48

not mispronounciation exactly, but when asked to described what happens at christmas my dd (3) says we put up the decORa-shUNs (intonation) and then the eagles come. took me ages to realise she was referring to 'the night before christmas' - "more rapid than eagles his coursers they came..."


NativityJane Fri 01-Dec-06 19:40:23

Well, with it being the 1st of 'Diztzember' today, DS opened his 'infant canender' I am sure there will be many more to come...

Lilliput Fri 01-Dec-06 19:38:04

My ds who is only 21 months has been singing ginger bells!

threebob Fri 01-Dec-06 17:28:20

Baby Cheeses

Related to Baby Bell by any chance?

KimiTheChristmasCracker Fri 01-Dec-06 17:26:23

robin reddress

bakedpotato Fri 01-Dec-06 16:48:24

Baby Cheeses.
And 'activity play'.

brimfull Fri 01-Dec-06 16:47:50

well "farmer xmas "comes to our house

Lio Fri 01-Dec-06 16:45:54

Hooray for morningpaper, would have missed thig without her newsround.

JennyLeevesmilkandcookiesforSa Wed 29-Nov-06 10:53:28

Alvin calendar anyone? my 7 yr old still says that for advent calendar

boomie Wed 29-Nov-06 10:53:13

DD2 says Farver Missmass!!!

my nephew (so I am informed) used to sing O Cwipmatwee!!!(for O Christmas Tree)

My sister has just let me in on thast little gem - my nephew is 13 now...

am sat here PMSL!

Stockingsofdinosaurs Wed 29-Nov-06 09:44:46

My nephew was always visited by Farmer Jizmas

RubberDuck Wed 29-Nov-06 07:25:26

Ds2 calls Reindeer 'radios'.

Thinking about it, ds1 always used to call them 'radiators'

wangle99 Wed 29-Nov-06 07:14:18

Another DS here who says 'Farmer Christmas' (he is obsessed with all things farmlike though!)

pointydog Tue 28-Nov-06 20:11:53

Nothing to do with Cheristmas. But when dd1 was 3 she wanted us to sing jelliken scarecrow on dd2's birthday. Turned out to be:

She's a jelliken scarecrow
She's a jelliken scarecrow
She's a jelliken scarecrow
And so say all of us

(Jolly good fellow)

Californifrau Tue 28-Nov-06 19:57:00

DS1 is a Joseph and I am still at the number of kids who call him Jofis!

Californifrau Tue 28-Nov-06 19:56:00

My 4yr old neice is singing Christmas Carolines at nursery soon

AlienEars Tue 28-Nov-06 16:22:20

And the nativity took place in Bethany-hem, according to DD

joelallie Tue 28-Nov-06 16:18:40

DS#2 says 'clistmas'. Father christmas is' farver (thanks to DH's estuary English) clistmas'.

suedonim Tue 28-Nov-06 16:18:26

Ds1 used to call Jesus 'Cheesis'.

GooseyLoosey Tue 28-Nov-06 16:12:59

Have no idea what this was supposed to mean but ds (3) recently asked if he could have a Hindu for Christmas (I think nursery talk of Diwali confused him but not sure).

mumatuks Tue 28-Nov-06 16:09:35

BettySpaghetti, yours reminded me of a Shirley Hughes story, where the little girl gets to be the "Angel-Gave-you-all" in her school nativity.

ledodgychristmasjumper Tue 28-Nov-06 16:08:30

Nemoinapeartree Tue 28-Nov-06 16:08:08

ledodgy..funny enough Ds thinks christmas eve is when he will see your eve and then its christmas...

scotlou Tue 28-Nov-06 16:06:43

"2 purple dugs" (turtle doves)

ledodgychristmasjumper Tue 28-Nov-06 16:05:15

PMSL at these. Not to bad on the pronunciation here but if someone would like to inform me on how to explain Christmas Eve to a 3 year old called Eve all advice would be great so far we're going round in circles.

BettySpaghetti Tue 28-Nov-06 16:04:58

When DD was younger she kept asking who Lodgy was? DP and I were totally bemused as to who or what she was on about.

Eventually she explained by singing:

"Away in a manger
No crib for a bed
The little LODGY
Lay down his sweet head"

pepperpots Tue 28-Nov-06 16:02:08

ds1 calls him farmer titmas

mumatuks Tue 28-Nov-06 16:01:59

whoops, well, at least I got mispronunciation right!

UnderWitnessProtectionCod Tue 28-Nov-06 16:01:15

arf at realted

DD says Mary and Jovis!

mumatuks Tue 28-Nov-06 15:55:54

DS1 keeps calling it Pistmas, so we've got a Pistmas tree, Father Pistmas and Pistmas decorations.

Anyone else have any funny way of saying things?

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