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To wonder how my dd got to 14 thinking this was the real phrase?

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WellVersedInEtiquette Thu 03-Oct-19 16:23:48

We've all be ill on and off since they went back to school.
One morning Dd was telling me that she had a 'bummed up nose' I asked her to repeat it and she said the same.
I tried to clarify what she was saying and told her it was actually 'bunged up nose'. She laughed and thought I was joking!
She's decided she's going to carry on saying it the way she does grin
Please tell me it's not just us. confused

DonPablo Thu 03-Oct-19 16:24:58

My husband is almost 40. He was astounded to learn that the dessert he loves is not called Eat And Mess...

Chloe8823 Thu 03-Oct-19 16:25:36

Never heard "bummed up nose" before, only bunged up! 🤣

Chloe8823 Thu 03-Oct-19 16:26:20

Eat and mess, brilliant!!

slipperywhensparticus Thu 03-Oct-19 16:30:24

Volksdragon my son renamed them and i think its cooler

SnugglySnerd Thu 03-Oct-19 16:32:11

grin I love Volksdragon!

It's amazing how many secondary children still think an Inset day is an Insect Day!

mrspotatohed Thu 03-Oct-19 16:34:01

My dad says wardroVE instead of wardrobe and garlic Glove (to rhyme with Clove) I've spent years correcting him to no avail.

Aroundtheworldin80moves Thu 03-Oct-19 16:37:48

I'm trying to convince my 6yo it's Show and Tell, not Show Hotel.

I thought the StarWars weapons were called Light Savers. I was in my twenties when, during a discussion about swords, it was Light Sabres.

whiteivy Thu 03-Oct-19 16:39:14

DP thought Chest of Drawers was Chester Drawers

Not quite the same, but when DC1 was younger, an envelope was an ombleflope.

AryaStarkWolf Thu 03-Oct-19 16:40:21

I thought the StarWars weapons were called Light Savers

Same and I also thought it was Dark Vadar blush

whiteivy Thu 03-Oct-19 16:41:05

Oh and another, while I was at college I had a friend who thought it it was "quman being" not "human being". We didn't believe her and thought she was joking with us until she pulled up an essay from her old class where she'd included the word "quman being". She knew that "human" was a word, but for some unknown reason, it was "quman being". Strange.

Funkyslippers Thu 03-Oct-19 16:41:17

I always pronounced "ventriloquist" as "ventroloquist" until OH told me when I was about 27. Nobody corrected me before that! I also used to think it was "Row row row your boat gently down the street".

whiteivy Thu 03-Oct-19 16:41:31

@AryaStarkWolf I thought both of those!!!!!!

TimeforanotherChange Thu 03-Oct-19 16:41:49

Youngest daughter used to say 'Is it breakerful?' as a toddler when told 'Don't touch that!' and we used to agree, 'Yep, it's breakerful!'

She rang me from uni to say 'Breakerful's a real word - right?'

I am ashamed of my parenting skills...

FreckledLeopard Thu 03-Oct-19 16:42:25

DD is 18 and recently asked about any likely 'inheritage' - love the expression!!!

Yabbers Thu 03-Oct-19 16:42:32

DD still calls lava Loba, because that's how Dora always said it.

As a teenager When I was making a suggestion to do to things at once, I said we could kill a bird with two one stones. I use that ever since and have to think what the actual saying is.

CaveMum Thu 03-Oct-19 16:43:14

We live in Suffolk, my DD (5.5) constantly refers to the nearby town of Bury St Edmunds as “Berries and Edmonds”

MadisonAvenue Thu 03-Oct-19 16:43:17

My 19 year old son thought it was Eating (eatin') Mess until recently.

Spied Thu 03-Oct-19 16:44:00

DD always wears her Piniform to school grin

AryaStarkWolf Thu 03-Oct-19 16:44:10

@whiteivy grin

MadisonAvenue Thu 03-Oct-19 16:44:50

Oh, and he also thought that the song Live and Let Die was Little Men Die.

OddBoots Thu 03-Oct-19 16:45:25

I was about that age when I realised that what I thought were fork pies were in fact pork pies.

DD thought until she was about 8 that I would weave her hair into 'flats'.

CatsOnCatnip Thu 03-Oct-19 16:45:34

Toad Path instead of towpath.

DCIRozHuntley Thu 03-Oct-19 16:46:26

We've had a few in our family.

The early bird gets the world.
Trickle treat.
Dressing down (for dressing gown).

There was someone on here who thought the game Pass the Parcel was called Parcel Parcel. Don't have that problem up north with the short A!

TheOrigBrave Thu 03-Oct-19 16:47:21

I gave my head a wobble when I realised that the things in the sea were "Sea Defences" not "Seedy Fences". I was about 40 when the penny dropped.

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