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Amusing mispronunciations...

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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.

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

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.

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'.

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

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

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

funtimewincies Sat 03-Oct-09 19:01:06

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

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'

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....

runningmonkey Sat 03-Oct-09 13:09:30

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

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!

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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''

KTP Sat 03-Oct-09 08:42:50

After hurting his scrotum at nursery aged 3 (very PC nursery) DS1 started referring to this general area as is 'toastcrumbs'.

This became the preferred word at home, and has even been shortened to 'toasties', as in "ooo, he kicked me in the toasties". All his mates at school refer to them as that! They're now 9. Is this enough usage to contact the Oxford English Dictionary? smile

paranoiabigdestroyer Fri 02-Oct-09 23:51:09

Budding Paxo DS1 aged 9 likes to discuss the affairs of Westminister with us.

We have also had garlic rather than dalek and Farmer Christmas.

TheLadyEvenstar Fri 02-Oct-09 23:35:58

ds2 has had me giggling tonight i asked dp for some monkey nuts and ds2 went around for next hour shouting MANKY nuts....

Cadmum Fri 02-Oct-09 23:18:32

We had eyebrowns and eyeslashes for a spell. Another one that I was sad to hear self-corrected.

Cadmum Fri 02-Oct-09 23:13:47

Ds2 (4 at the time) declared that his taste buddies were better than ours because his food didn't need seasoning.

SquirrelTrap Fri 02-Oct-09 22:56:58

Explaining to DS2 about males and females.

So what's daddy?


So what's Grandad?


So what's grandma?

An email

chewitt Fri 02-Oct-09 22:51:06

Hot day in the car - me: "It's ok I'll put the air conditioning on"
DS: "Mummy put air chicken on" smile

LunarSea Fri 02-Oct-09 22:48:05

ds1 talking to his friend about Dr Who.... friend "I'm a cyberman", ds1 "I'm a garlic"grin

bratley Fri 02-Oct-09 22:41:18

Buzz Lightyear is Buzz I-Like-You

Doc Hudson from Cars is Doctor Car
Lightning MqQueen is Like-a-Queen

Boogie Beebies is Boobies, with Booby Pete!


Daddy works in the Harmy

Mummy works at the Hostacle and 'looks at boobies'! (that'll be Daddy explaining my job then hmm)

Grand Old Duke of York is Grandads-Shoes-and-socks!

Our Fat controller is Fat Ch-cola

DS decided to pour his water on the floor one day, I asked him what happened and he shrugged and told me 'my's juice just felled on a floor Mummy'

So many more but I'll have to wait til he starts rambling tomorrow, can't think now...

outnumberedbymyboys Fri 02-Oct-09 22:03:36


-'balu balu' for wheelbarrow - was gutted when he got this right.

- 'old Macdonalds'(as in the farmer who also runs the well known fast food joint...). Reckon we must have been watching too much Jamie O in our house!

-again 'marks and spensive' -just too true!

My Gran

-'strimmer -frame'- the picture this conjures up!

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