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Twattergy Thu 28-Nov-13 20:33:21

When ds was about 20m he started referring to his blankie as 'fwottie'. I checked many times with him, 'do you mean froggy?'but no, it is definitely fwottie. The blankie has a little elephant on it and he can say elephant so I can only conclude he's just created his own name for it. It makes me chuckle and I'd love to hear your other random toddler names for stuff.

YankNCock Thu 28-Nov-13 21:55:45

I've just started minding a little girl who has recently moved from China. She calls our dog 'Go-Go' which is either Mandarin or Shanghai-ese for 'doggy'. In two days I've started finding myself referring to the dog as Go-Go!

DS1 used to take his socks/mittens off and 'put them to dry on the caterator' (radiator).

Also 'Pots-its' for pasta. I've been known to ring up DH at work and tell him 'we're having pots-its for dinner', long after DS1 started saying it correctly.

Bluecarrot Thu 28-Nov-13 22:10:34

Binoculaters = binoculars
Eyebulbs = eyeballs

Not sure if it was dd or my friends DS who came up with those but they spent so much time together (and talked that much rubbish!) it's all blurred into one ;)

I used to say 'woolly whoosh' for washing machine

lgwilk Thu 28-Nov-13 22:28:25

Little one currently calls his bath sponge a munge.

DevonCiderPunk Thu 28-Nov-13 22:29:20

DS calls Angry Birds "The Jumpy Show"

mrsmooms Thu 28-Nov-13 22:39:02

DS age 2 calls the doorbell the 'ding ding button', which is nicely literal.

He always says 'meemock' for 'music', which I find myself using too.

Bananas were 'mee-ohs' for ages. No idea where that's from. Oh, and sausage rolls are always 'roll-rolls' in our house now ..

WhispersOfWickedness Thu 28-Nov-13 22:40:13

We had eye bulbs too!

Also marvels instead of marbles smile And my favourite, 'pleasure centre', which is where you go swimming/to the gym/for dance classes etc grin

charitymum Fri 29-Nov-13 00:15:54

"For frog's sake" and "buddy owl" - unfortunately he can say "bugger perfectly!"

seasaltbaby Sat 30-Nov-13 12:59:11

Glubs= gloves


TreaterAnita Sat 30-Nov-13 13:14:17

My son's favourite dinosaur is a 'dinotots' (triceratops) which is what he called them when he was younger - he's 3 now and can say pterodactyl so I'm sure he could manage triceratops but it seems to have stuck.

surgicalwidow Sat 30-Nov-13 13:47:12

grin at 'pleasure centre'!

SomePeopleAreIdiots Sat 30-Nov-13 16:20:43

Tooty horn for recorder.

Thebonniebonniebanks Sat 30-Nov-13 17:00:30

DS would shout cockporn in the supermarket, obviously he was asking for popcorn.

fishybits Sat 30-Nov-13 17:02:47

Zooma for satsuma.

PeasPleaseThankyou Sat 30-Nov-13 18:44:08

DS 21m says "zuzz" which means a fly and "guck" for stuck...!!

igirisu Sat 30-Nov-13 19:28:01

My son isnt talking yet but i used to call a chimney "chimbulley"
bed was "nonnies"
holding hands was "giss donney" i think that stemmed from "give me your hand" but my parents are brummies so the accent is probably to blame! grin

igirisu Sat 30-Nov-13 19:29:19

some of these are really tickling me!!!!

ShriekingGnawer Sat 30-Nov-13 19:36:06

DS2 used to say 'dap' for blankets. I really have no idea why!

ShriekingGnawer Sat 30-Nov-13 19:39:37

Ooh, and 'chowsers' instead of trousers and 'jarzees' for pyjamas. He was so sweet. He's actually asleep on the sofa next to me and very sweet. But he's nearly 4 now. I miss having a tiny one.

Jaffakake Sat 30-Nov-13 19:44:57

Moat = anything that flows I.e. water, milk, river etc. He's finally started saying milk, water, juice at 2.3!

Boosh = Hoover

Daddad= grandpa (makes sense really)

cordyroy Sat 30-Nov-13 22:44:46

These are lovely! my DS age 3 calls car transporters spamborters and his recent description of a cow hunt in the woods went horribly wrong (that one won't be a new family term!)

Judybluey Sat 30-Nov-13 22:54:42

My lo likes her 'gloobs' on when her hands get cold...and she loves playing on the 'computica' grin love things like this I keep saying to my mum we should write them down.

fizzly Sat 30-Nov-13 23:51:58

We have used the fat controller to change the TV channel since our eldest was 18 months. I can't imagine we will ever call it anything else!

DoesZingBumpLookBigInThis Sun 01-Dec-13 00:57:48

man-ited = Man(chester) United

hairdude = hairdo

bunglebee = bumblebee

merember = remember

Down Evi = Downton Abbey

I have loads more

ItLooksLikeRainDearpOOD Sun 01-Dec-13 01:11:16

We love cucuncumber in our house.

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