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#51 heffalumpsnwoozles

Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:56 PM

My 2yo has been loving the rain lately, because we can jump up and down in "muddy cuddles" like Peppa Pig.

My 4yo has been watching Toy Story 3 and pronounces Bonnie with an American accent like in the movie, so it sounds like Barney to me. I have tried to correct her but she insists it's Barney.

#52 zande

Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:58 PM

I remember 2 of DD1's classics - "oosegower" for screwdriver, and "flapping-ingo" for flamingo, she was not yet 2!

DD2 was reading the Hungry Caterpillar and said that he was in a "clitoris" instead of a "chrysallis", DH & I wet ourselves at that one!

Edited by zande, 19 April 2012 - 09:59 PM.


#53 Kylie Orr

Posted 21 April 2012 - 08:59 PM

Another one I was reminded of today:

"Iffins Uffins" is what my 3yo calls "Ear Muffs"! huh.gif

#54 justnotfeelingit

Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:06 PM

My 5 year old calls pins and needles 'pistons and needles' and I dont have the heart to correct her - yet  hheart.gif

#55 justnotfeelingit

Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:07 PM

Oh! also remembered:

jumpaline (trampoline) and glue tack (blue tack) - both make perfect sense to me!

#56 Unatheowl

Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:07 PM

QUOTE (beccaj @ 19/04/2012, 12:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My Dd is 4 and currently walking around singing "We all live in a lellow sumbarine, a lellow sumbarine"


Haha.  Reminds me of ds who used to sing " yellow ass-amine". He also used to say "anow" for orange whic strangely dd does too!?

We live near a park called Fagan Park and ds would regularly ask to go to the Fa'kan Park original.gif

#57 Supernova2012

Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:12 PM

My DD2 called her nipples 'blueberries' once. We still call them that now.

Both girls were very excited last year as flower girls when they got to go to the wedding in a stretch 'limbo'.

#58 libbylu

Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:37 PM

My DS is five but still has a couple of hang over mispronunciations from his toddler days that we should probably sort out at some stage - too cute though!
He says 'aminal' instead of 'animal' and 'hopsital' instead of 'hospital'.  He also calls medals 'metals' for some reason and now his four year old cousin does too!
When he was very small he called his Grandad 'Daddit' which was soooo cute.

#59 mamma2miracles

Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:47 PM

rockadackle - crocodile, I hope nobody ever teaches him the correct pronunciation, I love rockadackle.

Somebody taught him that grapes aren't balls, I used to love that when he asked for "little balls"

#60 mccarro

Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:48 PM

DS tries to say 'crash' when he bangs his cars together, but it comes out as 'crap'. Makes me giggle every time!

#61 Praetor VitaeChel

Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:51 PM

For a while DS would run around the back yard screaming "Mummy! C*ck C*ck!"... he was referring to the Cockatoos.  blink.gif

Tonight he kept telling me to "Jower" and pushing me out the door. DH finally worked out that he meant Shower.  laugh.gif

#62 _Alana_

Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:54 PM

My son says yawning just like Horney - he also like to announce everytime 'oh I'm just horney' after each yawn or that 'that man is Horney' at the shops lol !

#63 babybeli

Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:57 PM

My 7 year old DD has apparently flow with blue virgin.  I have tried correcting her but it just goes back to blue virgin the next time she talks about it.  Tonight on TV they had the bit about a Qantas plane with a blown engine.  She promptly told me that she does not want to be a pilot when she grows up because the other pilot might be an idiot and crash the plane.  However its OK to fly with blue virgin because they are much smarter.

My kids also dont vomit they vominate.  Thanks Arnie.

#64 roses7

Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:57 PM

DD used to call smarties "farties" which was hilarious in the supermarket when we went down the confectionary aisle!

DS couldn't manage "truck" and used to say f instead of the tr. He yelled it out every time a truck drove past  blush.gif

My family still tells the story of me coming home from school as a 5 yr old and announcing that my best friend was going on holidays to Surferdise Paris.

#65 justasking

Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:05 PM

Despite repeated corrections, my almost four-year-old says "Eeee-Chugga" instead of "each other".





#66 FeralAlpacasFool

Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:06 PM

Cuggles- cuddles
Ellsbeth- Elizabeth (her name)
Ello- yellow
Owange- orange
Mao- meow, all cats were called maos for awhile
Grey- gay. This is her fave saying at the moment- daddy's gay car. Incidentally it's a roughed up very tough looking grey 4wd Hilux ute.
Pupple- purple
Toot- hoot

She knows the names and sounds of all farm animals, however she still insists on calling all sheep baas.

Edited by lovealpacas, 21 April 2012 - 10:08 PM.


#67 justasking

Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:08 PM

"gooselumps" instead of "goosebumps" biggrin.gif

"Maldation" instead of "dalmation" blink.gif

#68 QueenElsa

Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:17 PM

Cu-bum-bum for cucumber.
Shou-shou instead of shower
Bin instead of finished.
Bum instead of come

All by DD1 was a 2 year old. DD2 is much more articulate so we dont get such gems.

#69 Chickie-Babe

Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:24 PM

Eye Tacts for my contacts (makes senses really, lol) from my 3yo.

#70 Lainskii

Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:24 PM

My dd (22 months) says what sounds like 'tittys' for 'TV' it cracks us up every time.


#71 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:28 PM

lie-gon instead of lion
lellow in stead of yellow
hog-gert instead of yoghurt
sise seam instead of ice cream
cockaloos instead of cockatoos

QUOTE (drphillskaren @ 19/04/2012, 12:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Now we just play eye spe in the car on long trips - non-spelling 4 year old confuses all of us!

same here - our 5 year old tells us if her turn is real or 'imagination' before we start guessing.  If it's imagination, all bets are off.  It's just wild stabs in the dark!  Cracks DH and I up, very funny.

QUOTE (lynnemine @ 19/04/2012, 10:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We did have a hilarious day once about 6 months ago - I had been pretending to eat the girls toes like corn, and going "mmm, Mummy's going to eat up your toes".  After about 30 minutes of it, DH came in, and DD1 ran up to him, face planted in his groin and goes "Daddy, I am going to eat your penis up".   roll2.gif
Dh was like this:  oomg.gif  sick.gif oomg2.gif  and I nearly wet my pants.

roll2.gif Funniest thing I've heard all week, just adorably hilarious!

QUOTE (Electro @ 19/04/2012, 10:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Then about a week ago, said 3yo dropped a toy and said "awwwwww sh*t!". While I was trying to supress laughter, mr 6yo says (in a dobbing tone): "mama, Luca said the 'shhh' word.....to which mr 3yo corrects him with "I did NOT say 'shhh', I said sh*t!"

roll2.gif  roll2.gif
This reminds me of my brother and his kids a few years ago.  Apparently the two kids (daughter 5yo and son, 3yo) were having an argument. My brother opened the bedroom door and asked them to quieten down and what were they fighting over, thinking it was a toy or something.  My niece announced that she had told her brother that **** is a bad word but that ****ing is a colour, but that her brother didn't believe her.  My brother was gobsmacked and asked his daughter why she thought ****ing was a colour.  She said because he (her dad, my brother) had said so, it was the colour of a car (black car, white car, red car, ****ing car .....)   blush.gif  My brother became very conscious of his swearing after that ....

#72 tenacious2

Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:35 PM

Love this thread! I have been giggling myself senseless.

My DD used to:
-call hexagons 'squircles' (because they looked like a cross between squares and circles)
-say Eleventeen (the number that comes after 10)
- say amn't instead of am not
-Once she took a playschool Jemima doll to 3yr old kindy for new and said "This is magina" pronouncing it like vagina with an m...






#73 IShallWearMidnight

Posted 22 April 2012 - 12:32 AM

DD can say 'play' she can say 'school'  but the TV show is play- si- cool.
Shes started calling DH by his first name too now which is cute

#74 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 22 April 2012 - 01:17 AM

I nearly forgot this, currently being said by DD3yo - av-vo-vo-cado (always in a little sing-song voice)

#75 KristyMum-

Posted 22 April 2012 - 01:44 AM

truck without the 'tr' and with an 'f' instead... yep that one was fun.

'box of shorts' - boxer shorts.

'holy brocomoili!' - holy guacamole

'head soap' - shampoo

'two head soaps' - shampoo and conditioner

and a tonne more.  could be all year in here lol

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