Comments: Toddlerese

Hmmm, Hippodominus.

Sounds like a great name for a rock band. Or a weird pagan cult.

Posted by skinnydan at November 17, 2004 10:52 AM

Jonathan's newest one was one he came up with last night: "cardigated." As in "cardigated cardboard."

Posted by Terry Oglesby at November 17, 2004 01:56 PM

LOL about not having to apologize. Before children, I held similar views to yours regarding baby talk. Now, I still call leggings "smooth pants" and Christmas decorations "Decornations". My kids no longer say these things, but I can't seem to let them go.

Posted by Bronwyn at November 18, 2004 06:56 AM

Well, who can resist referring to toothpaste as "pooptaste"? (really! no kidding!) "BapuWapu " will forever be a mystery, however.

Posted by Caroline at November 18, 2004 01:25 PM

In my family we still call airplanes "peepahs" and we pick up people from the "peepah port", chewing gum is still "kiki", and these have always been fond memories of when my brother and I were kids, the interesting thing is that it is mainly my mother and I that still use them. I think it is a maternal thing.

When I was little we had to travel through Miami (FLA) whenever we came to the US and we always had a discussion with my brother who always complained that "It isn't your Ami, it is my ami".

My mother wrote down most of the adorable/wise/strange things that came out of our mouths, I was touched when I found it last year. I plan on trying to do the same.

Posted by Blair at November 21, 2004 02:54 PM

My neice coined quite a few words that my extended family still use.

Donkey - Dink honk
Helicopter - Hoppidoctor

As for my kids, we still use some of their words. I still haven't figured out how the wrinkled skin on her fingers after her bath became "Kool Aid" for the EAC, though.

Posted by LittleA at November 22, 2004 11:42 AM

I have a small book I try to enter these jewels in ..
My son was counting foxes: One foc, two focs, etc. And my daughter used to sing the I love New York jingle as "I love you nork!"

Posted by Katrinka at December 5, 2004 08:59 AM