Words you Butchered as a kid?

scapez Posts: 2,050 Member
The one I remember best is that I used to say Fur-fur-dee-ader for refrigerator.


  • boecho
    boecho Posts: 74
  • GretchenReine
    GretchenReine Posts: 1,492 Member

  • ekkand
    ekkand Posts: 592 Member
    Instead of saying "may I have some salami" when I would ask my grandma for some I would say "may I have "some lami" haha
    Also, I use to count "one... two.... free.... WHOLE BUNCH!" when I was really little.
  • dr2k12
    dr2k12 Posts: 315 Member
    Laughed (always thought it was pronounced lugahugged)
    Cuisine (always thought it was pronounced cousin)
  • Owsla135
    Owsla135 Posts: 357 Member
    tornadoes were "tomatoes"
  • classycouture
    classycouture Posts: 888 Member
    calligraphy = cla-rig-rah-fee
  • Rachlmale
    Rachlmale Posts: 641 Member
    Indicator: Noisy 'cater
  • PJ64
    PJ64 Posts: 866 Member
    My middle name is Joseph and I would say Jofus
  • HeidiMightyRawr
    HeidiMightyRawr Posts: 3,346 Member
    I used to say "dogurt" instead of yogurt. No idea why.

    One of the words commonly "butchered" by children was "lellow" instead of yellow. That used to really get on my nerves when other kids would say that.
  • classycouture
    classycouture Posts: 888 Member
    Oh and for a while "truck" was "*kitten*"

    My dad loves telling that story haha.
  • Ta2dchic20
    Ta2dchic20 Posts: 376 Member
    Not me, but when my son was around 8, he asked me how to spell 'Betends'. I told him, 'It's not 'betends honey, it's pretends', to which he argued that 'no, it's betends'. Of course being mom, I told him 'No, it's pretends'. At which point he rolls his eyes, shakes his head and says, ' How do you spell imagine?'
  • ravengirl1611
    ravengirl1611 Posts: 286 Member
    Apple sauce and Apple juice were always Happy sauce and Happy juice - apparently I could say them correctly - just didnt.
  • JAllen32
    JAllen32 Posts: 1,005 Member
    I don't know of any that I said, but my little brother would say "funder" for thunder, and "hangaburger" for hamburger. lol Kids are cute! Oh and my bestie used to say "lishlash" instead of eyelash. :-)
  • tracyowens22
    tracyowens22 Posts: 49 Member
    Lemonade was lemon-lade
    Spaghetti-Os was gay-goes
    trampoline was bonky-bong
    cereal was sidder
  • RedHeadDevotchka
    RedHeadDevotchka Posts: 1,403 Member
    College Cheese for Cottage Cheese
  • kelleymeg
    kelleymeg Posts: 24 Member
    backyard = "back - ee- ard"
  • littlelaura
    littlelaura Posts: 1,065 Member
    headfore for forehead
  • paint_it_black
    paint_it_black Posts: 208 Member
    Pronunciation was not a strong point of my little girls, but it sure was funny

    Hectorcoktor - Helicopter
    LaterLater - Radiator
    Fukayno - Volcano

    and when we asked her to say hippopotamus she would simply reply - 'No, imma too wee''
  • scapez
    scapez Posts: 2,050 Member
    My friend that lived across the street couldn't pronounce Monongahela as a teenager (a river in Pittsburgh - pronounced ma-non-gah-hey-la)...she would always say Ma-honga-lay-lee.
  • MommiLauren
    MommiLauren Posts: 323 Member
    well idk when i was little. but i found out when we went to a baseball game i cant say binoculars- (binoc- uh-lars) lol. weird but thank god it isnt used very much =)