Interesting bits from Michael Jr’s vocabulary:
Baby Ah! := Little Sister Anna
Bobti blmrwr := Bob the Builder
George! George! George! := why on earth did you make me watch Thomas the Tank Engine?
[handful of moist, chewed food passed on to parent] := This does not pass my stringent edibility requirements.
baby car := car
beena := banana
ba’al :=- bottle of milk
bunny := Arthur (cartoon character, who is actually an aardvark)
car := truck
chiz := cheese/primary form of nourishment
choo-choo := I would like to watch Thomas the Tank Engine for 30 seconds
dirty burp := vomit/spit-up
done := see all that food on the floor? Where were you 30 seconds ago?
foffee := coffee
hot := hat/cap
kooh-ker := “Foreman” grill (doubly-weird, becuase “cooker” is an uncommon word in our house)
money := give me some coins and bring down the musical piggy-bank from the top shelf
mote := Why did Curious George disappear from the TV when I mashed all these buttons?
ocker := rocking chair
oh honey := I am hurt and in need of consolation
pee-kull := pickle
pipa := pizza
pull := please open this gate/door/drawer/thing I’m not allowed to open
puppy := Wallace and Grommit
side := outside
tic-toc := clock/wrist-watch
up|down := down|up (he gets them right about 75% of the time, but when he’s excited, they’re interchangeable)
The best/worst thing he says is in the morning as I’m preparing to leave: “no daddy work, park!“
Telegraph | Entertainment | Cry of an enfant sauvage
For five years, Oxana Malaya lived with dogs and survived on raw meat and scraps. When she was found she was running around on all fours barking.
“Her language is odd. She speaks flatly as though it’s an order. There is no cadence or rhythm or music to her speech, no inflection or tone. But she has a sense of humour. She likes to be the centre of attention, to make people laugh. Showing off is quite a surprising skill when you consider her background.”
On the difficulties of displaying poetry on the web, or in eReaders.
Charles Platt was suspicious of Nickled and Dimed, so he decided to work at WalMart.