Kids sure do say the darndest things, don’t they?
Yes…yes, they do.
Especially when it comes to little boys and girls inventing new words and phrases because they’re totally stumped or they just never knew the right terms in the first place.
And, I gotta be honest with you, I like the new, made-up words a whole lot better than the ones we’ve been using all these years.
Let’s take a look at what they came up with!
1. Well, you weren’t wrong…
Let’s go to the die yards.
When I was 4 or 5, I referred to cemeteries as “die yards.”
— Janice Simon (@JaniceSimon) May 30, 2018
2. This is so awesome.
I knew someone once who just called them “doggies”.
My son couldn’t think of the right word for “hush puppies” so he renamed them “quiet doggies.”
— Erin Tate (@erinmorgantate) May 30, 2018
3. The Fish Park.
My 5yo daughter calls The London Aquarium the London Fish Park.
And the other day we went paddling in a very shallow stretch of the English Channel, which she suggested should be renamed The Learning Ocean. This TOTALLY makes sense
— Anu Mitra #WearAMask #BlackLivesMatter (@AcmeDR) May 30, 2018
4. She’s a deep thinker.
My daughter once referred to dreams as “The Stories In My Eyes”
— lama-j spelt bakword (@lama_j) May 30, 2018
5. Time to do some new marketing.
Pasta pockets…I like it.
My son calls ravioli “pasta pockets”
— Shaniggli (@shaniggli) May 30, 2018
6. Hand socks.
Hey, it works.
A kindergartner told me she liked my hand socks…gloves obviously. But now forever hand socks.
— Jenny Watson (@msjennywatson) May 30, 2018
7. Get some money.
Out of the money wall.
A little boy I used to take care of called ATMs, “money walls.”
— Karina Coombs (@PurelyPixel) May 30, 2018
8. Both of them are accurate.
You can use either one!
My 5yo child calls skunks “stunks” – totally makes sense to me!
— C S C Shows (released Where is Bob Tom?) (@CyrenaShows) May 30, 2018
9. Hahaha. So funny!
And accurate, when you think about it.
When my daughter was three we were in the drug store and she begged me to buy her a “dog catcher” I turned around to see her holding a Frisbee.
— I did not have that on my BINGO card (@GTS206) May 30, 2018
10. Kids’ brains, I’ll tell ya…
They’re operating on a different level.
My son calls them “please cars” because any time I speed past a cop he hears me mutter “please don’t pull me over!”
— Henpecked Hal (@HenpeckedHal) January 29, 2018
11. Popcorn eggs.
Don’t eat too many at once.
My 2yo calls the unpopped popcorn kernels at the bottom of the bowl “eggs” and this is your notice of the OFFICAL change: Popcorn eggs.
— Mummy Dear Is Over It (@ThatMummyLife) July 4, 2020
12. They both sound ridiculous.
My daughter referred to macaroni penguins as spaghetti penguins and why would I correct her they both sound ridiculous
— That Mom Tho (@mom_tho) January 22, 2020
13. Let’s see the Finger Skaters.
What’s cuter? The ice dancers or the fact that my son calls them ‘finger skaters?’
— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) February 9, 2014
Now we’d like to hear from you!
If your kids create funny words and phrases out of nowhere, please share them with us in the comments.
We can’t wait to hear what they’ve come up with!