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Old 10-14-2011, 10:27 AM   #181
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My oldest had trouble with "magazine". She pronounced it "maz-a-geen". We would correct her, carefully pronouncing the word slowly with emphasis on each syllable - "MAG - A - ZINE". She then repeated it back to us using the same emphasis - "MAZ - A - GEEN".

It eventually corrected itself without our help.
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:29 AM   #182
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Andy, my son and dad used to have a similar exchange. Osher would call pizza "derbeep" (we have no idea why). Dad would try to get him to pronounce it right by saying it slow for him to hear. Piiiiiiizzzzzzaaaaa. Osher would respond Deeeerrrrrrbeeeepppppp.
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:30 AM   #183
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...and grampunk for grandpa.

I referred myself as Grampy. Our grandson started out with calling me, "Duh". Then he graduated to "Dempy". Now he has it right, although he often goes through the whole list of relatives before he gets it right, calling me Daddy, Grammy, mummy, etc.
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:36 AM   #184
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more kid stuff -
our dog was a golden "retreater"
the river was the "Missippotomac" (the only 2 rivers she had seen)
Canadian people live in Canadia
grandmother has always been called "Hi-mom" - likely from that being the first thing HH would say when we called her every Saturday morning. We are all very used to this (including Hi-mom herself) to the point that it would be weird to call her anything else
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:40 AM   #185
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One of my favorite kidisms was my nephews way of saying goodbye. He would wave and say "castle!" We finally figured out he was quoting the Princess Bride where Miracle Max says, "Bye bye boys, have fun storming the castle." For years we said "Castle" instead of goodbye. I miss that!
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:42 AM   #186
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on the subject of grandparents, my old friend ozzy's dad has raised 3 sets of children: his own biological kids, his 2nd wife's kids from a previous marriage, and ozzy's 2nd wife's kids - also previous. all of these kids have children of their own now.

since his name is paul to the adult generations of his family, and he's a grandpa to so many, everyone just calls him "grandpaul".
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:42 AM   #187
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Haha, I've heard many exchanges like that between Sprout and her daughter. One of the best is when she was trying to correct her pronunciation of toes. She pronounced it tees.

Sprout: Say toe.
Sproutlet: Toe.
Sprout: Say toes.
Sproutlet: Tees!

Sprout: Hmmm, say toe.
Sproutlet: Toe.
Sprout: Say nose.
Sproutlet: Nose.
Sprout: Say toes.
Sproutlet: Tees!

I was in fits of giggles listening to this over the phone.
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:51 AM   #188
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One of my favorite kidisms was my nephews way of saying goodbye. He would wave and say "castle!" We finally figured out he was quoting the Princess Bride where Miracle Max says, "Bye bye boys, have fun storming the castle." For years we said "Castle" instead of goodbye. I miss that!
we used to have terrible battles of "got ya last", tagging your cousins last just before leaving their house, or them leaving yours.

i still remember when my cousins big tom, stevie, and vernon - who lived next to us - moved to florida. (because of my cousin big tom who's 6'6", i grew up being known as little tom ).

everyone was in tears saying goodbye, giving hugs and helping to load up their car, my cousins got me with their ultimate "got ya last" as their car pulled away.

i hadn't seen them in 30+ years until a family reunion at my parent's 60th wedding anniversary a few years back, and as everyone was saying goodbye, they got me again. lol.
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Buckaroo, that could have been my brothers.....

one last one, and then I'm done with my share of hijacking this thread:
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I am annoyed by words that are invented and then used so often that they become accepted and added to the dictionary. The first one that comes to mind is incentivise.
The top of my list in this category is DISRESPECTED!

A person can be disrespectful towards you, but not even Aretha Franklin can be disrespected!
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