The English language, according to my 3.5 year old

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It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly two years since I last documented the cute mispronunciations my daughter would make as her vocabulary expanded. Though now she can talk a blue streak and at times sounds rather mature when she speaks, she still has words and phrases that I want to share so that I never forget the cuteness that’s injected into our conversations.

Mispronunciations:

Percufly – perfectly
Nilk – milk
Meer-yur – mirror
Neminems – M&Ms
Renember – remember
Bunch fries – French fries

Has no idea she’s actually saying the wrong word:

Macaroni – pepperoni
Mittens – oven mitts
Ladies and jungle men – ladies and gentlemen
Lady corns – acorns

Phrases and concepts:

Can I have something of this? – when she wants just a bit of something to eat
But I just already did – to indicate she already did something, but always phrased the same way with extra words
Yesterday – any time prior to right now, whether she actually means yesterday or two years ago

Still making funny faces, still saying silly things. Photo credit C.Allard
Still making funny faces, still saying silly things.
Photo credit C.Allard

7 comments on “The English language, according to my 3.5 year old”

  1. Haha! The macaroni/pepperoni one made me laugh out loud! One of my favorites from my little one was “straw baby = strawberry.”

  2. Oh, I love this! I have a 3.5 year old and I have never enjoyed conversation with her as much as I do now. Even with all of their silliness and mispronunciations, she occasionally says some pretty simple things that just so happen to be profound. I love that you’re writing these things down … I keep meaning to!

  3. These are ADORABLE! Reminded me of my kids when they were little and how cute those made-up words and mispronunciations were. Savor the moment!

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