Best. word. ever.

November 18, 2010


(Note: Before you read this, you’ll need to know that I keep a piece of card stock in my back pocket all day to write down things I need to do and stuff I want to remember.)

One of the preschoolers was looking at a book with animals, and had a question.

Bailey: “Mrs. Sommerer, is this a crocodocle?”

Me: “……..Bailey, go get me a pen.”

The cuteness. I die from it. I also never correct a child who says ‘lallow’ instead of ‘yellow’.

I used to say ‘kinitial’ as a kid instead of initial.

You? Any cute goofs?

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27 Responses to “Best. word. ever.”

  1. Charles Said on:

    That’s a goodie. Macy would say “hink” instead of “think” (i.e. “I hink it’s somere.” -- I think it’s somewhere.)


  2. Charles Said on:

    You know what I’m in the mood for?… a bacon mat sandwich! (… with a Shiner Bock chaser!)(… all while playing a game of “Settlers”)


  3. Brad Said on:

    Sometimes Max says: “meow” instead of “food”. Unlike you, I try to correct him.


  4. Lloyd Said on:

    I used to say geels instead of girls, but I seem to be doing better this week.


    • Peggy Said on:

      I couldn’t say girls either….I had a hard time with the ‘r’. I guess all ‘r’s’. My mom used to have me practice my ‘r’s’ by saying the word girls. I remember I used to try & sneak up on it by saying real fast ‘Hey you gools’.

      I also used to say phant-de-phant. (elephant)


  5. Gretchen Said on:

    Andrew was fond of the word “connext” -- a combination of next and connect. As in, “Our neighbor’s yard is connext to ours.”


  6. Kristi Said on:

    Joanna used to say “hiccup-otamus.”

    She also was quite sure that the word upside-down was pronounced “ups-pide down.”


  7. Deborah Said on:

    Bethany could never say “pill”. She would say “pillow” instead.


  8. Karla Said on:

    Anna gushes over little animals and says that they’re “so soot!” instead of so cute.

    Zeke just says uh-oh and oh-no about everything.


  9. Rev. Todd Peperkorn Said on:

    Our youngest repeatedly says “calapitter” instead of caterpillar.


  10. Beth Said on:

    I called a yellow fly swatter “lello fly flatter” as a child. And so I still do as an adult.

    Also I called the air conditioner an “in-chee-din-cher”.

    Tara used to call Strawberry Shortcake “Strawberry Cortcakes”.

    Everything Tim says is cute. He can hardly help it.


  11. christina Said on:

    I used to say molk instead of milk. I don’t recall the kids ever having one particular word they said funny….Brittney still puts extra letters in words when she says them….


  12. Rae Said on:

    We still use Anna’s word. Hanguber instead of hamburger. Let’s face it, it is much easier to say, no matter who you are.


  13. Peggy Said on:

    My son Joe used to say while driving in the car: 88 miles pa nour!

    Matt used to say blue geels (blue gills), and banamanamanamana.


  14. Lauren's dad Said on:

    Learning to read on her own, at 5 years, Lauren’s sister, Keren, asked: “Mom, what are pedestrains?” I still call pedestrians “pedestrains.”


  15. Lauren Said on:

    You guys are killing me with adorableness! I gotta go lie down…….


  16. Keren Lowell Said on:

    When Whitney was little, she would say ‘stew meat’ instead of ‘excuse me’ after she sneezed.


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