Monday, May 26, 2008

little miss malaprop

One of my favorite things about Iris' little-kid speech is her malapropisms. Here are a few I want to remember:

"Mama, could I have some of your tarogomi paper?" (Taro Gomi is a Japanese author of some children's books we own.)

"The pennies are the opera-colored ones." (Sorting coins.)

"When you're done petticoating, could you read me a story?" (Spoken during my neti pot ritual.)

"Cantalope." (A horned, hoofed animal that lives on the African plains.)

Any good ones at your house? C'mon, share!


Anonymous Ellen said...

She doesn't do it anymore, but Laura used to refer to a bird feeder as a "fur beater".

9:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damien : Mom, can you put my sock back on? I was looking to see if I have weasel.
Me: a weasel?
Damien: a...tweezer.
Me: a splinter?
Damien: yeah.

9:37 AM  
Anonymous kirsten said...

my daughter used to call rice crispies 'Christmas rice'. so that's what we all call it now.

and this Christmas, my then 2yo was reciting luke 2:10 and said 'for unto you is born this day, in the city of LONDON...'


10:26 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

It's a sign of motherhood, I think, that I've spent days trying to come up with some Astrid and Lola -isms and can't. I'm totally drawing a blank. Astrid provided some material this morning though when we found some ballet to watch on t.v.. I asked her, "Are they dancing, Astrid?" to which she enthusiastically replied, "Yes! They're dancing in tattoos." ...That's my girl.

10:32 AM  

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