Kids are adorable, right? Ok, perhaps not all of the time, but listening to children’s language develop is amazing. When toddlers mispronounce everyday words it can be truly gorgeous, or outright embarrassing! I asked the lovely Life on Wallace Facebook fans to share the words their toddlers mangle. Here are 19 words totally jumbled by toddlers. This is the non-sweary version. It seems kids have a tendency to unintentionally drop the f-bomb, fork or truck, anyone?
19 words totally jumbled by toddlers
1. Wink wink – oink oink, the usual sound made by a pig!
2. Wash facer – face washer
3. Pushions – a mash-up of cushions and pillows
4. Rainbrella – umbrella. I personally think rainbrella is genius, I might add it to my own vocabulary!
5. Bends – Elbows. I guess the very function of an elbow is to bend.
6. Chicken monkeys – Chipmunks.
7. Australian ‘accident’ – Meaning she has an Australian accent! This one is so adorable.
8. Fridge – Bridge
9. Umpire – Vampire. Dressing up as an umpire for Halloween seems far less sinister than a vampire.
10. Trumpets – Crumpets. Breakfast suddenly got very noisy.
11. Grangrad – Granddad
12. Mickmick – picnic
13. Tentacles – testicles. I can hear it now. A little boy, falling off a bike and crushing his boy bits, ‘ouch, my tentacles’. How would you keep a straight face??
14. Stick tank – sticky tape
15. Destructions – instructions. I suspect there’s a parent or two out there who has wanted to destroy some instructions!
16. Busgetti – spaghetti
17. Strangled Egg – scrambled egg.
18. Infection – reflection. Just imagine your child innocently gazing into a pond and exclaiming, ‘mummy I can see my infection’.
19. Milks – nipples. Normalising breastfeeding with this one!
Everyone give me an awww! Thanks ever so much to those who added words mispronounced by their toddlers to the Life on Wallace Facebook page. I loved reading them!
Do you have any words totally jumbled by toddlers to add to the list?