We used to speak pretty good English.  Since the kids started talking, though, we speak some pidgin form of it that.  Our grocery list, for example, might include yogrit, moo, farkling water, and RickandToni noodles.  Here are a few other words you need to know if you ever visit our house:

smarshmallows: little white things that get put in hot chocolate;  see also: currency

vlock: You know…like “pop and vlock”

bines: (also referred to as gabanas): a tropical fruit with “apeel”

lemonlade: a yellow, sugary drink that the kids constantly ask for and rarely receive

forest: The capacity to do work or cause physical change; energy, strength, or active power, e.g. May the forest be with you.

vinjamas: clothes we wear to bed, shortened as “VJs”

cannonpult: (because cats, apparently, aren’t dangerous enough to pult)

hanitizer: hand + sanitizer

Well everyone,  fanks for reading today’s post.  How ‘bout you?  What are the best mispronunciations in your house?

One thought on “Kidspeak

  1. My current faves are: “blue-bear-tees,” “straw-bear-tees,” and “ba-ter-air-tees” (batteries). BTW – I love your blog. You are a great writer!

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