"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Friday, January 29, 2010

Kidspeak from Gabe and Marty

Lately, my children have been coming up with some odd, some cute and some downright bizarre sayings. I think my current favorite is Gabe's pronunciation of ridiculous. Instead of saying ridiculous, Gabe says (spelled phonetically) ridicleeous. I LOVE it.

And, the coolest Marty-ism is dramastically. We were doing a language arts unit and were analyzing a story. Marty managed to combine drastically and dramatically and came up with dramastically. I think that is a real keeper.

Some odd ones Marty has come up with lately are also a product of our homeschooling time. When he is talking, Marty has a tendency to talk WAY too fast and words sometimes come out with extra letters involved. For example, simplified came out as simplicated...examined became examinate...reciprocal became reciprocalate...and converting became conversionating. Hehehe, he knows they are wrong but they still come out that way.

I've also come to the conclusion that teen-age boys are truly warped and twisted. Marty saw me putting up the eye candy post and asked me if Blue's Clues was still being made. I told him it was still on the air but they weren't making new ones anymore. He stopped, thought a minute, and asked, "How did they end Blue's Clues...with Blue being put down?" When I looked at him in disbelief and asked him if he was really serious, he said, "Well, Sesame Street dealt with death. Why not Blue's Clues?"

So, what are some of the weirdest or funniest turns of phrase you or someone close to you have come up with?


GeekByMarriage said...

OMG they told me Blue was sent to live on a farm!!! They lied to me!!


Mrs. Gamgee said...

LOL! I love it... Blue put down? I won't tell my nephew. It might destroy his world.

I work with someone whose mouth tends to work faster than her brain. She will say things like 'can you get them to finish up the thing?' I have no clue about who 'them' is, let alone the 'thing'. And that's her on a good day... :) Gotta love it.

Quiet Dreams said...

Too cute. Blue being put down cracked me up (I guess I'm warped).

Days Like These by Tanyetta said...

They are too funny! Kids really have pure hearts. So Sweet!

Kymberli said...

I'm playing catch-up here so reading some back posts. This one was hilarious because I'm always mashing up words. My brain moves faster than my mouth. Recently Frank and I were in the car and I said, "Ooh, look - a wreckadent!" I thought "wreck" but was trying to say "accident" and my mouth got stuck somewhere between the two words.

This is more of a develompental thing for Kaelyn since she's only 4, but she has some of the cutest "kidspeakisms" ever. She often pluralizes "them." As in: "The ducks are hungry so let's go feed thems."

She pronounces "green" as "greeM." and "use" as "lose."

So a conversation might so something like this:

Kaelyn: Mommy, do you have a brain?
Me: Yes.
Kaelyn: Do you lose (use) it?
Me: Yes, I use it. But I also lose it sometimes, so that works, too.