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Funny words children invent

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Swanny Thu 16-Feb-17 17:37:33

We've had a few posts recently about words and phrases we use, and those used by our parents. This made me think of some of the funny words my DGS uses, such as 'huggle' for a combined hug and cuddle, and 'mimits' for minutes. Anyway, I came across this today and thought I'd share it

ninathenana Thu 16-Feb-17 18:06:45

Our family have huggles too.
I guess there's a missing link ?

Ana Thu 16-Feb-17 18:11:07

I think every family has huggles these days.

The link is in the 'this' - last sentence of Swanny's post.

joannapiano Thu 16-Feb-17 18:11:12

When DGD was aged two, she used to greet people with "Hello, body one!".
(Combining everybody and everyone!)

Christinefrance Thu 16-Feb-17 19:03:33

Love the 'strangled eggs'

One of my daughters always referred to eyebrows as 'eyesprouts'
Quite apt if you think about it.

Elrel Thu 16-Feb-17 19:16:33

Toddler GS accidentally landed on a painful part of his DF who explained the problem. GS solemnly told everyone that he mustn't jump on Daddy's besticles!

mcem Thu 16-Feb-17 19:20:07

Skelelators were more fun than escalators and pointing excitedly to the sky to spot mairmalanes was pretty good too!

Nelliemoser Thu 16-Feb-17 19:31:30

My daughter had heard "bunny stairs" for bannisters and used it for quite a while.
My son used Amiloos for animals until he got it right.

DGS1 Had "oblibs" for olives.

annodomini Thu 16-Feb-17 20:16:14

DS2 called the TV 'the paycoo' because he watched Playschool on it. He called the car the 'taptin' because we used to say 'let'get you strapped in'.

grumppa Thu 16-Feb-17 20:19:07

DGD recently told me that I have 'gimassive' ears.

NfkDumpling Thu 16-Feb-17 20:42:38

Many years ago when Sarah Kennedy was on the Radio Two breakfast slot she told a story where a little girl swore using the word Bumocks. This was adopted in our family and has been in use ever since.

Deedaa Thu 16-Feb-17 21:54:58

My daughter used to say Hostiple and 40 years later we are still saying it hmm

When I was little i used to call the radio The Meemic (music) because you couls hear music on it. My grandparents' TV was the Man Meemic because you could see the man and hear the music. A dog was a Bow wow and a cat was a Meow - but a pekinese was a Meeow Bow wow grin

ninathenana Thu 16-Feb-17 22:04:45

Sorry Swanny I didn't notice the blue

Ginny42 Thu 16-Feb-17 22:11:05

When my daughter was little we always took an 'under Bella' when it rained.

Whenever there was an unpleasant smell in the air, her GF would say, Phew, Eau de Cologne. At the zoo an elephant created quite a smell and a little voice chirped up, Phew! Oggly collogogly.

Luckygirl Thu 16-Feb-17 22:17:27

"Feel-ups" - how you feel when you have just woken up. As in "I've got the feel-ups."

Eloethan Thu 16-Feb-17 23:57:57

My daughter used to call Dr Who Dr Hoover.

MissAdventure Fri 17-Feb-17 06:27:30

My friends little boy told her he had been poorly at school, and had to go to the megalty room.

Rinouchka Fri 17-Feb-17 08:52:50

GD2 loved to sing Twinkle, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. It took us a while to figure out why she called stars"hawai" until age 2+.

radicalnan Fri 17-Feb-17 09:27:57

We had 'punched eggs' and peas as a tea time favourite for a while and for some reason my nephew calls cereals 'Gerald' but we have no idea why.

radicalnan Fri 17-Feb-17 09:28:42

Oh and we had a 'head mystery' in charge of her new school.

missdeke Fri 17-Feb-17 09:33:23

When my daughter was 2 she saw vapour trails across the sky and immediately called it a sky pencil, still used in the family today.

cwasin Fri 17-Feb-17 09:35:21

We still have deppy die (shepherds pie) thirty years after one of my nieces coined it.

Snowdrop Fri 17-Feb-17 09:36:05

We had Cucumbuggers (cucumbers), Roman Catholics (Roman numerals on a new watch) and Counterlator (calculator). Happy days :-)

Cathy21 Fri 17-Feb-17 09:38:23

One of our sons used to call butterfles Flutterbyes and it stuck.

marionk Fri 17-Feb-17 09:40:57

Putter pea was a favourite for peanut butter from my DS and scrim scream wiper for windscreen wipers. My eldest DGD stumped us with broccoli lights until we realised she meant twinkly lights

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