Babyslang Transient Witticisms

Transient Witticisms: Germans, Creatures, & Chaos

  • Deutschland:
    • “Moin moin moin moin moin moin!” says Finn.
      “Could you stop that?” asks Margot.
      “No,” he says, “I’m a German!”
    • “Peanuts are green,” sings Finn, “roses are red… and Germans are crazy!” (Sorry, Germans! :))
    • Henry, just now: “Is Mom-O talking to Germans?”
      Me: “Yep.”
      Finn: “No! Nein nein nein nein!!”
  • Creatures:
    • “I’m a Clark, Dad-O,” Henry reports.
      “You’re a… ‘Clark’?,” I ask.
      “Yeah. In the dark, in a park.” #OneFishTwoFish
    • I overhear Finn yelling at a strange green seed pod: “Get over here, you darn… Boba Fett!”
    • “What’s that guy, Dad-O?”
      “It’s a daddy longlegs.”
      “And that one?”
      “Uh… that’s a daddy fatbutt.”
      I am a tremendous educational resource.
  • Chaos:
    • “You need to look after me, Dad-O,” Finn tells me, “or”–eyes twinkling–“I might have to cause *mayhem*!”
    • Finn helpfully corrects my reading of an ABC book: “M is for ‘Mayhem,’ V is for ‘Volvo,’ and P is for ‘Pee!'”

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