Sunday, October 31, 2004

The English Language According to the Sprout

milk = mook
Cheerios = 1-todos, 2-choolios, 3-chooreos (most recent version)
juice = doos
feed those cats = feedose cats
nail = nayno
broom = vroom or vwoom
basket = bastick (as in "A tistick, a tastick, alossa lello bastick")(sung atonally)
Batman = baman!
tickles = tikkoes!
switch = fwitch
how alarming = hoe lamming! (this is what we say to each other, when we set the home security system and it beeps)
peas = peas
please = peas

And my current favourite:

nail clippers = kipponaynos (as in "Wanta kipponaynos, peas.")


Blogger liz said...

I really like "kipponaynos"!

That kind of construction upholds Chomsky's theories, too.

7:27 pm  
Blogger Alicia said...

i love kid talk. i have 4 nieces, and none of them could say my name (alicia) correctly as a toddler. my oldest called me seesha (which my brother-in-law still calls me). the youngest used to call me pizza, then gradually moved onto E-sha.

8:22 am  
Blogger Gwen said...

I like "Seesha" a lot! That's a good one.

10:15 am  
Blogger Eileen said...

I seem to recall Cheerios being, at some point, "toolololos". That was my fav.

3:33 pm  

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