Misunderstood Words From Children

@tentwo67 (3384)
United States
October 24, 2006 1:59pm CST
When my son was just starting to speak we went to a Greek restaurant one night, with lots of very exotic decoations all over the place. He was very excitedly pointing everything out that he recognized, mostly animals ("birdie", "dog" , "tree"....). We could identify everything he said until he started saying, "Duck." We looked everywhere but didn't see a duck on anything. Still he kept saying, "Duck, duck, duck." It took several minutes before we realized that he was STUCK in the high chair! It wouldn't have been funny if he had been hurt of course, but since he was no worse for the experience, my husband and I always found this very funny. Our child is 4 years old now and thinking of this night is still good for a giggle. Have you ever had any mis-communications like that? Please share!
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@magikrose (5425)
• United States
1 Dec 06
My almost 3yr old(Jan) loves to look at the duckies that reside in our local lake. One day whild taking my older kids to school she hasked if I could take her to see the GUCKIES. It first I had no clue what she was talking about then my 7yr old told me "Mommy she wants to go see the DUCKIES at the lake." So I looked at her and you want to go see the Duckies and she goes "YEAH Guckies mommy Guckies" She still calles them Guckies but at least I know what she means. Its all my cousins fault she likes ducks because my cousin has 2 ducks as pets and the baby loves to visit them because they are tame and she can pet them.
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@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
1 Dec 06
That's cute!
• United States
1 Dec 06
OOOH! I have a great story :D My son is 3 now, and when he was about 2 1/2, we were driving home from day care, and he started talking about "wacky wiener". I was completely baffled. Over the next week or two, he said it a few more times...so I asked if maybe his teacher said it while he was going potty? He said yes (he said yes to everything at the time). Well, it's a little unorthodox, I thought, but hey, they're pottytraining him and it's working, I'll let it slide. Well, one day at home, he came up to me with the extension for the vacuum hose. he had it up to his mouth and was trumpeting thru it (I never use it anyway, so it's clean!) I took it and asked where he'd gotten it, and he said "wacky wiener!" He'd been talking all that time about playing with the toy vacuum cleaner at day care! Guess that's my dirty mind at work...LOL
• United States
1 Dec 06
My son used to always say "yogrit" instead of "yogurt". When he as a toddler and I would punish him I would always tell him "Mommy still loves you" when I would take him off of punishment. He got to where he would say "Summy?" meaning "Do you still love me?". It was so cute. He's 15 now and he still says "Summy?".
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
1 Dec 06
I can relate to your experience tentwo67 because something similar happened to us many years ago. We took our son who was then aged 4 down to the city for a bit of a holiday (we lived in the country) and while there we went to an Italian Restautant. Having carefully explained it all to him, when the waiter offered him a menu he accepted and the waiter carefully explained the meal choices, which were mostly pasta but they they did have a few other things as well. Son orders spaghetti and milk. No, we say he cannot have that. The waiter suggests fish, so son asks for fish and chips. Very embarrassed parents by this time but restaurant were very good. The waiter was duly despatched down the street and returns with some chips to go with son's fish. Then they give him a bowl of spaghetti with milk. Parents falling through the floor, if only there had been a hole that is. To top the night off, they refused to let us pay for the meal because they thought the whole thing was 'very refreshing'. No, we never returned to that restautant again. :) Children are wonderful aren't they - and they can so easily embarass their parents.
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@Desdemona (1305)
• Canada
27 Nov 06
Oh yeah, the best one was similar to yours. Instead of yelling "Truck" another bad word was said. To top it off, "Truck", rather "%uck" was used daily.
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