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Baby words passing into everyday family parlance?

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ixion Mon 28-Dec-20 10:18:59

To kick off, in our family we have, routinely and without batting an eyelid😊 -

Andleblance/Ambulance (DB)
Amblublance/Ambulance (DD1)
Blomblons/Pylons (DB)
Klabibs/Traffic lights (DS3)

Surely, we are not alone?🤞

Greenfinch Mon 28-Dec-20 10:25:39

Tink and lorry/ articulated lorry (GS1)

Luckygirl Mon 28-Dec-20 10:27:11

Slod as the past tense of slide - as in "It slod off!"

One-a-ponce-a-time - instead of Once Upon a Time.

Blubs for gloves

Lookafter as one word, as in "Who is lookaftering me today?"

MiniMoon Mon 28-Dec-20 10:27:21

Washing it clean (washing machine)
Glubs (gloves).

Lucca Mon 28-Dec-20 10:27:36

Dicker decker bus

Moonlight113 Mon 28-Dec-20 10:29:19


dogsmother Mon 28-Dec-20 10:30:04

Going to sound pompous and I’m so very not. But avoided them and tried to encourage proper words and diction to children growing up. they became adults my potty mouth became more ...ahem free.

Dottynan Mon 28-Dec-20 10:30:06

Eartockter = Helicopter

FannyCornforth Mon 28-Dec-20 10:31:27

This is a great topic for a thread.tchsmile
Ones from a baby me:
Bang bangs - penguins tchconfused
Onshiniger puddings - Yorkshire puddings ( I couldn't say Yorkshire, but evidently could say the far trickier 'onshiniger')

Ashcombe Mon 28-Dec-20 10:31:37


In church: Thanks Peter God for thanks be to God!

Nandalot Mon 28-Dec-20 10:34:10

Glubs for gloves.
Eggs lake for legs ache.

Luckygirl Mon 28-Dec-20 10:37:01

dogsmother - I think you will find that these children were taught the proper words, but simply mispronounced them. I doubt whether as adults they cannot tell the difference!

Pantglas2 Mon 28-Dec-20 10:37:30

Sweppy = sweaty (DGD)
Fwfty = windy (from the Welsh ‘chwythu’) DD
Cunnerve = over excite (from the Welsh ‘cynhyrfu’) DH

Nannylovesshopping Mon 28-Dec-20 10:39:46

Geffuss, breakfast, still called that to this day, and we are all reasonably intelligent 😂

Oldbutstilluseful Mon 28-Dec-20 10:41:22

Cherubs = crocus

maddyone Mon 28-Dec-20 10:42:31


This is a new one, only started last year, by our then two year old grandson.

ixion Mon 28-Dec-20 10:42:36

Slightly off thread here, but Ashcombe has just reminded me of when my youngest went to a playdate and tea with a little friend. The mother confided in me later that my daughter had announced "when we finish eating, my mummy always says 'Thank God'"..........

Lucca Mon 28-Dec-20 10:42:43

Carol. Carry. (Carol me!)

dogsmother Mon 28-Dec-20 10:44:33

Luckygirl, said I’d sound pompous...but it always did / does bug me. I have a thing about children not being taught properly and still insist on saying correct words to them.
I think it comes from being teased as a small child.

BBbevan Mon 28-Dec-20 10:48:06

Our favourite is
Gymelastics for gymnastics
Lickwickspindle for Nesqick drink.

We still use them

kittylester Mon 28-Dec-20 10:49:18

DS1 said Helihopter for helicopter and sky wipers instead of Sky Scrapers.

The thing is that those words are embedded now and I probably wouldn't recognise them now.

DGS4 lives in a village called Fleckney but it will be forever known as Flickerty at our house.

Grannynannywanny Mon 28-Dec-20 10:49:48

bisgetti - spaghetti

TerriBull Mon 28-Dec-20 10:50:48

Stumbinmen - Dustmen
Cubunter - Cucumber
Washing mean - Washing machine
hosbedoll - hospital
Little baby cheeses - Little baby Jesus
Glubs - Gloves first heard when son recited a line from Postman Pat "Mrs Goggins has big glubs" double entendre there somewhereshock
Persephone - Percy phone - junior school age with that one

One son also had a friend called "Angharad" at junior school, which he managed to turn into Ann Harrold, left me wondering why he used both names until I found out what her actual name was.

EllanVannin Mon 28-Dec-20 10:51:34


Nearly grin, quite close at an early age.

rockgran Mon 28-Dec-20 10:51:36

ich bindy - it's windy
heliop-pop-pop = helicopter

I still say them now...much to everyone's annoyance!