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Saying words wrong

(96 Posts)
lynda1965 Mon 24-Sep-18 11:56:30

I was waiting for my youngest GS 22 months old to start calling me "Granny" with baited breath.

At last he is, but it's coming out "Fanny" blush.
Oh dear be careful what you wish for as they say.

JackyB Mon 24-Sep-18 12:02:06

When my DS1 was about 3 he confused us when he started talking about Newmarket drills.

The penny finally dropped with us - but to this day I have no idea where he had heard the word "pneumatic drill".

Greenfinch Mon 24-Sep-18 12:18:09

DG1 used to talk about tink and lorry. One day he pointed to an articulated lorry.The penny dropped.

nanasam Mon 24-Sep-18 12:20:24

Grandsons called a helicopter an epidoctor. The word has stuck!

gmelon Mon 24-Sep-18 12:30:20

"Mr Splod cuttin the engine"
??
My sons number 1 and 2 used to say this .
They're 33 and 35 now.
Still no idea what it meant but husband and I have it as part if our our vocabulary now.

gmelon Mon 24-Sep-18 12:33:12

Plus when quite tiny son number 2 would regularly tell grandparents family and all and sundry that he lived near Fuckingham Palace.

Situpstraight1 Mon 24-Sep-18 12:42:46

Our DD always said ‘Windmill scripers’ Instead of windscreen wipers, we still call them by her name for them 40 years later!

lynda1965 Mon 24-Sep-18 13:23:35

grinI hope Fanny doesn't stick. Bless him he's such a sweet little chap. The older GS laughs every time he says it. What stories we all have to pass on to them.

felice Mon 24-Sep-18 14:18:09

I am still called DoDoon by DGS sometime, I live downstairs and he could not say go down when he was little.
DD still calls a lorry a lolly,,, and is married to a lolly driver.

Anniebach Mon 24-Sep-18 14:43:03

When my grandson was a tiny, my daughter put my phone number in as 1. He would press 1, and the little voice - gag I want a vikle dive peas. - Granny I want to go for a little drive please.

Willow500 Mon 24-Sep-18 14:45:08

My youngest son called celery Oliver - we still do to this day.

My eldest granddaughter's birthday is 5th Aug - she couldn't say that and always said fitoguagus - and so it has remained even though she's 21 grin

Daddima Mon 24-Sep-18 14:48:11

My friend’s son wrote in his school news book that his dad worked for Self and Ploid.

ChaosIncorporated Mon 24-Sep-18 15:02:33

Eldest DD always said she was "downrunning" the bath, when she pulled the plug out. It has become standard family lingo.

It took me a while to forgive the ex for telling her, aged 2, that her favourite toy was "defunct".
No prizes for guessing how she pronounced that, to all and sundry. I thought my mother was going to have an apoplectic fit grin

sparkly1000 Mon 24-Sep-18 15:29:15

My DD used to sing her favourite song "Nellie the Elephants backed to front".

DoraMarr Mon 24-Sep-18 15:31:00

My nearly two year old granddaughter called stickers “knickers.” I was rather sad when she learned to say it correctly. My son used to have a favourite Ladybird story book. He called it the Norman Tebbit.

Beau Mon 24-Sep-18 15:34:48

DGS has decided stumps where trees have been cut down are called 'bugaboos' or 'buggas' for short 😳
We don't own a pushchair or anything else of that brand so can only assume that some child in the past also used this word for something for it to be a brand 🤔
DD's 'round on the paws' for round of applause is still in use by us today, obviously 😂

mcem Mon 24-Sep-18 16:01:00

My son liked his hat and farf in winter. My nephew referred to aeroplanes as mairmalanes!

Liz46 Mon 24-Sep-18 16:04:04

My daughter used to call a butterfly a 'flutterby'. Her version was better really.

Teetime Mon 24-Sep-18 16:09:22

My GS would get very agitated when on a country walk about the Spiky Metals.... stinging nettles we still call them that.

nonnasusie Mon 24-Sep-18 16:16:55

When DD was small and staying with grandparents her GD took her for a tub lunch as her brother was ill and was being looked after by granny! It has remained a "tub" lunch ever since!

stella1949 Mon 24-Sep-18 16:42:56

Chicken Cacciatori was a favorite meal when my DC were young, but they both called it " chicka sauras ". They are in their 40s now, but we all still call that meal chicka sauras.

rockgran Mon 24-Sep-18 16:55:07

My nephew used to say "Heliop pop pop" for a helicopter and I still say it. He is nearly fifty now!

jacq10 Mon 24-Sep-18 17:03:41

DS alway said appoo (apple) and purpoo (purple). When I told his son about this he has kept it going!!

TwiceAsNice Mon 24-Sep-18 17:14:16

Both granddaughters said aminals for animals when small and I was called Raggy until they could say Granny properly

PamelaJ1 Mon 24-Sep-18 17:15:45

When my DGS first came out with up side up I thought it sounded odd.
Now it’s normal.