40 Funny Toddler Mispronunciations

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sketti toddlerI'm not sure if there's some kind of science behind it or what, but there's absolutely nothing cuter than the way toddlers mispronounce words. The years when my kids were just learning to talk will always rank among the most adorable times of my life. In fact, their mangled attempts at speech were so unbearably charming, I couldn't even bring myself to correct them most of the time! You know what I'm talking about, of course -- every little kid shares at least a few of the same word-tweaking tendencies: "Sketti" for spaghetti, "baff room" for bathroom, etc. But the variations on this theme are endless -- and endlessly hilarious! Just check out the answers we got when we asked real moms to share their favorite, funny toddler sayings (are any of your kid's trademark mispronunciations on the list?):

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1. "Yogrit" = Yogurt

2. "Lady Cleaners" = Cleaning Ladies 

3. "Washamine" = Washing Machine

4. "Peeker" = Computer 

5. "Peetee" = T.V.

6. "Tattoo" = Thank You

7. "Ooshies" = Shoes

8. "Pantates" = Pancakes 

9. "Rockamole" = Guacamole

10. "Meek" = Milk

11. "Blue-ba-berries" = Blueberries

12. "Lellalade" = Lemonade

13. "Whatever Room" = Living Room

14. "Burstday" = Birthday 

15. "Gassa Wine" = Glass of Wine 

16. "Bitar" = Guitar 

17. "Cala-Maria" = Calamari

18. "Rocky" = Broccoli 

19. "Hangabangers" = Hamburgers

20. "Brefixt" = Breakfast

21. "Headfore" = Forehead

22. "Bagina" = Vagina

23. "Yook" = Look ("Yook, Mommy, yook!")

24. "Nom-ee-no" = Watermelon 

25. "Bokey" = Bacon

26. "Marenight" = Nightmare

27. "Heem" = Ice Cream

28. "Adeego?" = Where'd he go?

29. "Nursey noas" = Nursing

30. "Strawbabies" = Strawberries

31. "Poon" = Pookey

32. "F*ck" = Frog

33. "Yike" = Like

34. "Go-tee-go" = Where'd he go?

35. "Keeka" = Kitty Cat

36. "Mo-gycle" = Motorcycle

37. "Dee-tee" = Candy

38. "Lomster" = Lobster

39. "Cardboyle" = Cardboard

40. "Pee-nan-oh" = Piano

What are some of your toddler's funniest mispronunciations?

 

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language, learning, toddler development