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How *Posh* /old fashioned is your dc?

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jellybrain Thu 07-Aug-08 16:37:16

DD received a lovely tea set for her birthday yesterday. When DH asked where we should keep it she replied " in the parlour"hmm.

...and no before you ask we don't have such a room in our house.

priceyp Thu 07-Aug-08 19:22:09

We have just had spur of the moment take away pizza for tea, my ds1 (3) jumped up and ran into the kitchen to get "knives and sporks" for everyone!
Prob not funny if you're posh and usually eat pizza with knive and fork!

morningpaper Thu 07-Aug-08 19:23:46

My DD is always saying things like "He's a jolly old fellow!" about pretty birds etc. hmm

RubyRioja Thu 07-Aug-08 19:24:32

dd often says 'how kind of you'

Pruners Thu 07-Aug-08 19:25:43

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savoycabbage Thu 07-Aug-08 19:35:06

I was waiting to see the doctor this morning my dd was playing with the play kitchen. An old lady asked her if she was making a cup of tea and she piped ' No, there's no teapot in this kitchen so I simply can't'. I honestly thought I was going to get my head kicked in.

noddyholder Thu 07-Aug-08 19:39:27

My ds speaks like prince charles and looks like kurt cobain hmm weirdo!

mummyloveslucy Thu 07-Aug-08 19:53:56

My 3 year old daughters says:

How are you today my deer ?

I'd love a cup of tea.

Oh Mummy, I doo love you.

She ALWAYS uses a nife and fork, even for pizza. grin She is just very lady like really. I have always insisted on good manners. If someone askes her how she is, she replies "I'm very well thank you".
I think it's lovely. I can't help thinking how blunt it sounds when children reply "fine!".

BayeauxT Thu 07-Aug-08 22:03:03

My 3yo DD says "how do you do" when she meets people (my fault for doing an Eliza Doolittle on her which she's too little to realise is meant to be ironic...)

bluegreysky Thu 07-Aug-08 22:06:17

lol at this thread esp,"He's a jolly old fellow!" about pretty birds
AND

'there's no teapot in this kitchen so I simply can't'.

ja9 Thu 07-Aug-08 22:09:02

i taught a lovely (posh) boy who informed me is little brother's first word was 'shan't'!

nancy75 Thu 07-Aug-08 22:10:10

my 3 year old dd's favourite phrase at the moment is "oh my goodness gracious"
yesterday - oh my goodness gracious me what a sunny day!
my brother takes the piss at how posh she is - we are from south london and have the accent to go with it!
we cant work out if she is really posh or just a 90 year old in disguise grin

DumbledoresGirl Thu 07-Aug-08 22:13:14

When my dss were 5 and 4, they met some friends of my in laws and spontaneously took the initiative to shake hands with them. I don't know where they got that from.

Ds2 used to say "What a dismal day!" when he was about 3ish but I know he got that from a Postman Pat video he used to watch. Still, it threw me the first time he said it.

bobblehat Thu 07-Aug-08 22:14:23

My ds (6) has a habit of saying 'i do beleive' as in 'I do believe there's a pink car over there, have you ever seen such a thing?' He sounds like Emily from Little Britain most of the time

This is on top of the fact we live in Yorkshire, but I'm a southerner so he also tends to copy my long vowels eg barth rather than bath. His friends all think he is more than slightly odd

DettaJnr Thu 07-Aug-08 22:26:57

Finding this so amusing. I am from Dublin, lived in London for 13 years. DS born in London but moved back when he was 5 months. He ALWAYS spoke with an English accent until starting proper school at 5yrs3mnths (now 7yrs). He has lots of old English sayings and everyone assumed that he had lived in the UK far longer. How odd is that?

BEAUTlFUL Fri 08-Aug-08 10:42:56

My 5yo DS "simply loves" things. "Oh Mummy, I simply love Batman."

AtheneNoctua Fri 08-Aug-08 10:57:12

I overheard DH telling DD (5) last week that women don't sweat they glow. I of course burst out laughing and said, "not in the post Victorian era."

Anchovy Fri 08-Aug-08 11:02:37

My DS (6) got a "Golden Leaf on the Treee of Achievement" hmm for "courteous behaviour".

I said to the teacher that a 6 year old being courteous seemed very old fashioned and she said that she had thought about it and it seemed just the right word for him.

apostrophe Fri 08-Aug-08 14:13:19

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