Monday, July 22, 2013

Vocabulary

Mica's always had a very good vocabulary for his age. Since he's started reading he asks what some words are. Most words he gets right. He does WAY better than I did when I was his age. A few words stick out, and I'm thinking, "What?"

Then when I understand what he is asking. It's just so cute. I almost don't want to correct him. I do though. He wants to know the word, and what it means.

The first one is "Revens". What he meant to say was, "Ravens". It's a Lego Chima thing.

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The next one is "Leo Nart O". What he meant to say was "Leonardo". I think I like his version better. He's talking about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, but I think it sounds very artsy with the "Nart" in there. It's much more Leonardo da Vinci. By the way I'm quizzed every other day on what turtle I like best? I really could care less! I usually say, "Michelangelo" just because at one time I thought it would be cool to name Mica, "Michelangelo" and call him "Mica" for short. Daddy didn't dig that at all. The boys fight over who likes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that most. Mica thinks there is no way that Isaak could like them as much as he does. I tell them it's a lost argument, they just need to understand that they both can like the turtles.

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Mica asked me what "Ver trict" means? I had trouble with that one! I had him spell it. He spelled out "Verdict". It was in reference to a cartoon he was reading. No clue which one. That one is a hard one to explain to. I explained it in terms of someone possibly doing something bad, if it's decided that they are guilty that is their verdict. If they decide they didn't do anything bad their verdict would be innocent.

The next one he asked me was what's "Ass on d"? I looked at what he was reading and could tell right away what that word was supposed to be. It's supposed to be "Assassinated". He was reading this book:

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Are there ever words you don't want to correct your kids or grand children from saying wrong? I find some words so cute, that I don't want to correct them.

Confession: I used to take Isaak to McDonalds to hear him say, "MickerDonalds". It was just so stinking cute. I know I'm probably going under for taking him to that processed food place.

8 comments:

mail4rosey said...

I was just telling my husband that I hate to correct little man from saying 'westaurant' because it's his very last baby word. ;)

Masshole Mommy said...

Bwahahahahah = Assassinated!! How cute.

When my youngest was little, he had a bit of a speech delay and he would substitute "N" for a few common letters and "S" was one of them. So when he was sick, he'd say he was nick and to this day, whenever one of us is sick we say we're nick.

Theresa said...

I am guilty of loving the mispronunciations of words! Mariah used to say roaf beef for roast beef. Allison used to call manicotti manni potty lol. I miss those days.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I love that too! It's kinda heartwarming to hear their versions of things!!! I remember my sister called yellow "lellow" and belts "blelts" and I loved it!

My Journey With Candida said...

It has been such a long time that I can't remember but far be it for me to correct anyone. I am the queen of wrong pronouncing.

Sandy VanHoey said...

haha, I love it and he reminds me of my 6 year old grandson. He loves to read and all day long I am asked what this or that word is as he tries to read it. Love the assassinated one...lol

~ Noelle said...

ha ha ha...
broxton cracks me up with :
GhostES... and KnifES ...
my cousin called Parmesan cheese "papa johns cheese" for forever...

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh yes I love the mispronounced words!

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