English is a hard language to learn. Even when you are really little.
But as our little ones grow up, they develop a language of their own.
Here are some of my favorites so far:
Fri-DER-day: Friday. “MawMom, you are staying home with me today? Is today Fri-DER-day?” Which is much better than ‘ome… that one broke my heart.
Em’s: shortened from the original version of “M&Ms”.
Bean-Bean: an edible dry bean (like kidney, red, northern). Not to be confused with a Green-Bean.
Penny Dollars: coins or change. Also known as “money-eze”.
Highroad: highway or paved road. “Maw-Mom, do I have to ride in my carseat? Are we going on the highroad?
Popjuice: soda pop.
Feelers: feelings or emotions. “You hurt my feelers.”
Shut OFF!: my favorite so far, meaning “QUIET!” When Torpedo is barking at night: “Pedo, SHUT OFF!”