Parents Share The Hilarious ‘Alternative’ Names Their Kids Gave Things
Naturally born innocent and curious, there’s no limit when it comes to children’s imagination. So, it’s always fascinating to get a glimpse of how little kids perceive the big world they’re in. Likewise, it’s amusing to see how they interpret the things around them in their own creative ways. In fact, these youngsters have recently generated quite a buzz online for their rather brilliant take on random everyday objects.
Parents and guardians took to Twitter to reveal some of the most notable alternative names that children have come up with for a few common things. From calling a secret diary a “secret diarrhea” to referring to Europe as “Syrup,” most of them are misheard or misinterpreted versions of the real thing.
my 4-year-old calls a box of tissues a “bless you box”
my niece is 6 and she hates wearing jeans because she hates the zippers and how they scrunch up. but she doesn’t call them jeans, she calls them “weiner pants” and i wish i didn’t find that out as she yelled it in the store.
My 11yo calls a porta potty a “portal potty” and every time she says it, I feel like it’s a place where you’d send your nasty into space or something, and I must say, it’s not far off, because every time I use one of those I honestly long to be on another planet.
Apparently, mispronouncing and misinterpreting words is just a normal phenomenon that’s part of every child’s speech development stages
We were all once kids. So, most, if not all, of us also experienced mispronouncing words at some point. Similarly, we’re guilty of substituting sounds and even leaving out some of them to make it easier for us to pronounce certain words. And when we look back at those instances, chances are we’ll cringe and feel ashamed of our younger selves. But apparently, there’s no reason for us to feel this way. All these instances are part of every child’s speech development stages.
When my guy was 3 he named coffee grounds “bean dirt”
On average, most kids will naturally overcome these speech sound errors by the age of 7
In fact, studies have shown that most children will have no problem saying all speech sounds correctly by the age of 7. However, do note that speech and language development levels vary per child, so it’s important to exercise patience and understanding. Sure, we often find it cute when kids say or pronounce words incorrectly. But as adults, we must also take it upon ourselves to correct them nicely.
My 5-year-old calls green Jolly Ranchers “lightsaber flavor.”
However, as adults, it’s also our responsibility to correct them without discouraging them from further communication
Whenever you hear them say a word incorrectly, correct them and say the word in the right way. As much as possible, try to get them to repeat the word correctly without forcing them. Otherwise, they might feel embarrassed and even discouraged to speak their minds. Keep in mind as well that children can be sensitive to criticism, so be sure to use a gentle tone of voice when correcting them. Experts also recommend using positive reinforcements to encourage children to practice their communication skills further.