Monday, January 15, 2007

New words

In addition to "light?" Lucas is now trying to say "tree?" and "chickens."

Why "light" and "tree" are interrogatives, I know not. But "chickens" is apparently exclamatory.

The problem, however, is that he's only attempting the first syllable, and he doesn't have the hard "ch" sound down yet. So instead of "chicks!" we get "shith!"

Add that to his fake sneezes shtick and he's going to be the belle of daycare.


Queen of West Procrastination said...

Ha. On so many levels.

Anonymous said...

I love the idea that "chickens" should always be exclamatory.

"It's snowing! outside."

"Um. Ok. But why are you so excited?"

"I don't know! Chickens!"

ArticulateDad said...

I distinctly recall a leisurely stroll in the woods near our flat in Brno, when the Painter was around 2. He's always been fond of sticks. At that time, he couldn't or didn't pronounce the initial consonant. And /t/ sounded more like /d/. He grabbed a largish branch that lay on the ground, and gleefully announced to the world, repeated, "Painter has a big dick." Good thing our neighbors in the woods only spoke Czech.

Breena Ronan said...

He's so cute and funny. I bet the day care folks love him.

Queen of West Procrastination said...

By the way, this article outraged me, and I thought it would also outrage you. (As in "outraged me in exactly the opposite way than the article intends me to be outraged".) I thought I ought to bring it to your attention, seeing as you've been writing about University Education for BlogHer and all.

(I love that they find it to be threatening that students are studying and deconstructing the American founding myths. Because the last thing we want is young people of America being able to decode political rhetoric.)

(This probably makes me angrier because I'm both Canadian and sheltered from FoxNews.)

(I apologise for the lengthy rant in your comments section.)