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Things you allow your children to say incorrectly because it is just too damn cute...

(397 Posts)
schneebly Fri 09-Jan-09 14:18:11

DS2 says "Mummy my heart is beeping" grin

LoveMyGirls Fri 09-Jan-09 14:19:53

balarm instead of alarm

WhereTheWildThingsWere Fri 09-Jan-09 14:20:27

Ds calls still says 'cowl' for cow, which
I find very cute, for ages he said 'ovlive' and 'ovliver' for olive and oliver, which always made me say ahhhhhhhh.

schneebly Fri 09-Jan-09 14:21:10

lol @ Ovliver grin

PaddingtonBore Fri 09-Jan-09 14:22:00

DD can't do "V"s

So we have "olib"(olive) and "glub" (glove), which I find adorable.

MadameCastafiore Fri 09-Jan-09 14:22:19

Wiln't is one of the ones DS often comes out with and I think it is sooo cute.

His sister also has a different surname from him which he mispronounces as Great - so he calls her Harriet Great.

ThePudding Fri 09-Jan-09 14:22:29

dd calls the Trafford centre 'America'

cant correct it, am laughing too much

'here we are, in America...'

worzelgummidge Fri 09-Jan-09 14:22:40

DD says afore instead of before

PortBlacksandResident Fri 09-Jan-09 14:23:03


MogTheForgetfulCat Fri 09-Jan-09 14:24:31

DS1 (2.10) spent several months calling me "Mimi" rather than "Mummy" - he got a lot of vowels wrong for some reason. I LOVED it, and am a bit sad to be boring old "Mummy" now.

He also had trouble with c for some reason - so "cot" was "tot", 'cup" was "pup" and "cream" was "meam" (also "ice-meam"), all of which I found adorable.

FAQtothefuture Fri 09-Jan-09 14:24:33

my DS1 calls Trifle - Triffle.

Apparently for years (and actually I think I remember saying it so must have been a long time) I called umbrella'

Underbrellas grin

ThePudding Fri 09-Jan-09 14:24:42

also that things are 'like' things, which they actually are..IYSWIM

pointing to her baby brother
'aaah he's cute he's like a baby'

me - he is a baby....
her - yes, like a baby

midnightexpress Fri 09-Jan-09 14:24:46

DS1 says 'geeclecting' instead of 'collecting' and he has a book with a picture of a tandem in it which he insists on calling a 'tangerine'. He is, otherwise quite brilliant though, obviously.

FAQtothefuture Fri 09-Jan-09 14:25:33

oh and my brother couldn't say "sp" when he was little so there were

poons, panners and pots grin

HappyPSYCHOnewYear Fri 09-Jan-09 14:25:34

we still call escalators (sp?) alligators since DD1 coined the term as a toddler.

she is 15 this yeargrin.

oh, and hippicups (hicups), abloovious (oblivious), sgetti (spaghetti).

and was only a little while ago that all round things reverted to their proper names, rather than all being lumped as 'beebles' (DD1 misheard beach balls as beebles, but then figured all round items were 'beebles'grin)

Botbot Fri 09-Jan-09 14:25:57

[while watching Fifi and the Flowertots]

'Stingo is a very naughty waps.'

merlin Fri 09-Jan-09 14:26:02

DS2 (3 1/2) has a little friend at nursery called Gabriella - he calls her Gabby Bella!!!

PortBlacksandResident Fri 09-Jan-09 14:26:23

Murms - you know the one's that wiggle in the ground.

lillypie Fri 09-Jan-09 14:36:43

My DD (22 months)says that she can't did it
she also calls DP mummydaddy

She has lately taken to calling me shweethorse grin

Hangingbellyofbabylon Fri 09-Jan-09 14:40:22

My dd always referred to Woolworths as 'Walrus' - sadly no more sad

Onlyaphase Fri 09-Jan-09 14:40:54

DD (2.4) calls our dog Bor-wis instead of Boris. V cute (at least to us!)

Would love to be called Shweethorse though, Lillypie, might have to introduce it into our conversations

Craftynap Fri 09-Jan-09 14:41:06

Scooter = Tootie

one, two, tree, bore, fy, six, semit, eight, nine, ten

FAQtothefuture Fri 09-Jan-09 14:41:08

it all gets rather confusing with my DS3 too.

"daddy" can mean either


francagoestohollywood Fri 09-Jan-09 14:41:16

Oh loads!!! My dc grew up bilingual and both their Italian and English was incredibly funny.
Ds referred as himself as "you" instead of "i" or "me" for nearly a year shock

BonsoirAnna Fri 09-Jan-09 14:42:27

My DD (4) speaks both English and French fluently but always says avec instead of with when speaking English.

"I want to stay avec you, Mummy"

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