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#1 3'sACharm

Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:06 AM

So my daughter walked up and announced that she needs some sticky steak  roll2.gif Literally made my day...


What words can't your children say properly that is funny??

#2 dogma

Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:10 AM

My 3.5yo regularly tells me how "broodiful" she thinks I am original.gif

#3 Pssst...

Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:13 AM

DD1 (2 years) is obsessed with the 'desshoppoh' that was in our house a few days ago.


(Grasshopper for those who don't speak 2yo! wink.gif)

#4 2bundles

Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:52 PM

My 8yr old still says "muse-gick" for music!

#5 Dresden

Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:55 PM

My 8yr old still says fuge for huge, and fumans for humans, despite regularly being corrected.

My 8yr old still says fuge for huge, and fumans for humans, despite regularly being corrected.

#6 Feralina

Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:57 PM

DS (20 months) often asks for us to turn the 'chee-wee' on. (TV)

Edited by Zeppelina, 02 February 2013 - 12:57 PM.


#7 Wallymaduka

Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:59 PM

Ambulance.

DD pronounces it Ambilly-ance.

I'm not correcting her because - well - it's cute cool.gif

#8 tres

Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:03 PM

My son (3) asks for tsunami sandwiches (salami).

DP

Edited by tres, 02 February 2013 - 01:04 PM.


#9 Bubblicious

Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:09 PM

My 4 year old frequently tells me  'you look Baba-lus mummy'

I have accidentally trained her well...

#10 tres-chic

Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:17 PM

DS1 (6) still says 'rhinerocerus' instead of rhinocerus, adding in the extra syllable. So cute.

#11 Wallymaduka

Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:31 PM

QUOTE
My son (3) asks for tsunami sandwiches
(salami).


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#12 amabanana

Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:39 PM

DD2 puts bumgoots on her feet, eats mashed ba-day-dows and blueberries are her favorite freet.

Edited by amabanana, 02 February 2013 - 02:40 PM.


#13 Dionysus

Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:42 PM

DD (3.5) struggles to pronounce a lot of words, but I never realise how many until she is talking to someone else and I have to translate!

The weirdest is caught-er for water.

#14 Rach_V

Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:47 PM

DD (2 y/o) loves her "boooobies" - BLUEBERRIES! Very amusing. She is also obsessed with finding the "Teetle" (turtle) in one of her books.

#15 Boombox

Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:47 PM

My eldest used to say "harverstoinkers" for harvesters (this was when Cars movie just came out- hence why he knew what a harverstoinker was!)

Other random words they've mis pronounced over the years
Flashmarlows (marshmallows)
shlablets (tablets)
Goils (girls- said in a 1920 gangster accent)
achen-noch (octonauts)

#16 bettymm

Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:53 PM

my 4 year old still says "lellow"  for yellow which i think is adorable!

also "logurt"  for yogurt.

#17 Noddles

Posted 02 February 2013 - 03:00 PM

QUOTE (tres @ 02/02/2013, 01:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My son (3) asks for tsunami sandwiches (salami).

DP


Similarly, my DS3 (4) asks for "Slimy" sandwiches.

He also regularly requests Spaghetti Bolabonaise

and DS1 said Hoat Cangers for the longest time original.gif

#18 vanessa71

Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:08 PM

DS's pronunciation of words is excellent, however until recently he would say 'marshmashow' for marshmallow. We would always correct, but it came out as 'marshmashow', then one day he just got it right and we don't hear 'marshmashow' anymore.

I remember the old Imperial Leather ads from the 70s, when they would say, 'Simon, Tahiti looks nice', I couldn't get Tahiti right, I used to say Tarkiti.


#19 Kaonashi

Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:14 PM

DS has been calling pajamas "vee-jimas".. sounds an awful lot like vaginas  ninja.gif

#20 KLF84

Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:19 PM

My nearly 9 year old cannot pronounce millennium, he says millneniam.

#21 Feral Alpacas

Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:22 PM

DD1:

Asks frequently for cuggles (cuddles)
Loves tato
Wants to ride an errphant on our holiday

But the best- she can't say either Elmo or Nemo- they are both Emo hahaha. So when she says Emo you have to work out if she means Elmo or Nemo. Can be pretty funny when you're out and about and she yells out "Look mummy Emo Emo!"

Edited to add there were heaps more, and we used to correct her, but now that she is 3 and speaking much more clearly, we've not bothered to correct these last few words. We find them cute and I love getting my bedtime cuggles original.gif

Edited by lovealpacas, 02 February 2013 - 06:27 PM.


#22 F1widow

Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:22 PM

Bobble = bottle
Bikkit = biscuit
Brekket = breakfast

She also calls our friend Jon, gone.

#23 Madame Meursault

Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:30 PM

My 7 year old often tells me I should turn on the  'bee chee es' when I'm driving.

That would be the GPS.

#24 tle

Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:31 PM

My kids often ask for Mac and Donalds instead of McDonalds.

#25 Butterflyferal

Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:38 PM

DD1 called yellow lodo . She still calls magazines "mazagines" which is so subtle nobody usually notices but I hear it every time and smile on the inside. She is 9 going on 14 and it makes me feel like she is still my baby happy.gif
With DD2 it's the awful tower in Paris and for ages she couldn't say the s sound if it was followed by a hard consonant (p,m, c etc) so spoon was foon and smacked was facked. The latter could be rather embarrassing when yelled by a three year old. "Mum, gaga just facked me" would have raised eyebrows all over the place.......




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