When my youngest brother was about 3 years old, my mom told him it was time to take a nap. He asked why (as 3-year-olds often do), and she told him it was so he could "get some shut-eye." From then on, my brother would talk at length about the importance of getting some shut-eye. Only he wouldn't say "shut." No, he called it sh*t-eye.
"I'm gonna get some sh*t-eye!" he'd proudly announce to anyone who happened to be within earshot around naptime. As you can imagine, this led to more than a few awkward situations and explanations.
Kids are always saying ridiculous things. Sometimes those ridiculous things are merely comical observations they've made. Those are great, but I think my favorite ridiculous kid lines come from a young child mispronouncing words. Here are some A bunch of parents tweeted their own examples of kids mispronouncing words. They range from the super cute to the inadvertently scandalous. Here are some of our faves.
My son pronounces “dump truck” as “dumb fuck,” which is amazing in a crowd of strangers when he’s pointing and yelling it over and over and…— Dan Manchester (@Dan Manchester)1496242940.0
My friend's toddler daughter pronounces b as d. Recently, she said 'die, die!' to an old man they met in a church as they were leaving.— THE WICKER MANNION (@THE WICKER MANNION)1506779831.0
This one is just cute:
@OhThatMomGlow My daughter pronounces skittles as pickles 😂 it’s my favorite 😍— chicken nuggets and fruits snacks (@chicken nuggets and fruits snacks)1549556719.0
Here's another cute one:
@OhThatMomGlow One of my girls calls her stuffed bunny from the Bambi movie “Fumper” 😂 Cracks me up just typing it— 🌈Towanda the AmazIng Amazon Woman ⭐️ (@🌈Towanda the AmazIng Amazon Woman ⭐️)1549511139.0
That's not her name.
@OhThatMomGlow I love all of them, but I think my favorite right now is that 4 calls the lunch lady at their school… https://t.co/3HgBx3bXwN— Momsense Ensues (@Momsense Ensues)1549511151.0
I scream, you scream...
My daughter pronounces ice cream ... “ass cream”— LORELAI GILMORE (@LORELAI GILMORE)1547876243.0
My 2 year old daughter loves ranch, but pronounces it "way-unch." And it makes me happy, so I keep trying to make her say it— Trip Lee (@Trip Lee)1481588811.0
She means "witch."
My daughter pronounces 'W' as a 'B' 😂 http://t.co/1bpK5mYkG9— Raz (@Raz)1442259427.0
My daughter, the most goth a 3-year old can goth, pronounces horse “hearse”— Spencer Ackerman (@Spencer Ackerman)1528155954.0
I had to think about this one for a second:
Apparently my daughter pronounces "flag" with a "fuh" in the beginning and a "k" sound at the end. The parade should be fun this year.— Matt Walsh (@Matt Walsh)1436019980.0
It's close...kind of.What's your favorite kind of ice cream? Gorilla.
@the_desp_house @OhThatMomGlow My daughter's friend is called Harper, but my little girl pronounces it "Parper". It… https://t.co/EzJV59FDNl— Lucy at home (@Lucy at home)1549545801.0
Hey, wait one second!
My 3yr old daughter pronounces her k’s as t’s. And she absolutely adores #Kitties. And likes to talk about them. A… https://t.co/nTbbCU0Hbc— Erryday Dad (@Erryday Dad)1549046603.0
Get ready for a call from his teachers.
My son pronounces "cookbook" as "cockbook" so I'm a little worried about what he might tell his teachers I collect— SCARE-oline Mincks 🎃 🌈 (@SCARE-oline Mincks 🎃 🌈)1508891728.0
@hankgreen My daughter calls the iPad she’s allowed to watch on planes and long car rides her “patio” and I will never ever correct her.— Arnie Niekamp (@Arnie Niekamp)1549349153.0
My daughter pronounces “mayonnaise” as “band-aids”. So it’s sorta weird when she asks you for a “band-aids sandwich”.— Dave Rupert (@Dave Rupert)1540388354.0
In case you need cheering up today, please know that my son pronounces Star Wars as Star Horse.— Foz Meadows (@Foz Meadows)1527835848.0
Like in the case of this kid:See? That's definitely worse than Star Horse.
My toddler pronounces Milk with a f instead of the k so 8 times a day he runs up to me yelling "milf!!" So there's that.— Anecdotal Birthcontrol (@Anecdotal Birthcontrol)1516333765.0
The "n" is actually pretty important.
My son keeps forgetting to pronounce the "n" in "funky". https://t.co/dOJK4nqv7F— Kevin Murray (@Kevin Murray)1535233862.0
This could go very, very wrong.
My kid pronounces “pitch” like “bitch” and omg baseball season can’t come soon enough.— WTFDAD (@WTFDAD)1546735028.0
"ButtCrackers."Please sign my petition to have all Fuddruckers restaurants change their name to "ButtCrackers." Come on. It's way better.
Let the wookiee win.
My son pronounces Chewbacca as "Chewpoppa". I'm okay with this. https://t.co/cRfRG6zTAR— SayNoToRage (@SayNoToRage)1512236542.0
My kid pronounces armpits "arm pips" and its cute as all get out.— Adam Hambrick (@Adam Hambrick)1544537154.0
I love that my daughter pronounces minigolf as "meany-golf." Because when she plays it, it kind of is.— Noel Murray (@Noel Murray)1239917280.0
Crackerdile.Where are these kids who put the word "cracker" into everything? More importantly, how can I be best friends with them?
Toddler pronounces "Motorcycle" as "Mocha Taco." Not correcting this one yet.— Katie Davis (@Katie Davis)1502325505.0
It's true, though.
My toddler pronounces "saxophone" as "sexophone" and you know what? He isn't wrong.— A Bearer Of Dad News ✊🏾 (@A Bearer Of Dad News ✊🏾)1539532073.0
My son pronounces it “Baby Shart”— JKJacobs (@JKJacobs)1540747981.0
This is too sad:
aww I just almost shed a tear. my daughter, as of today, no longer pronounces the letter W as "bubulyoo". she said "doubleyoo" *sniff*— huny young (@huny young)1229212143.0