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You never realize how much you use certain words or phrases until your toddler starts talking up a storm and repeats every little thing you say.  It turns out I say "um" an awful lot, and, um, apparently I'm always tired.

My friend Ann didn't realize how much she said, "Oh, crap," until her in-laws came to visit and started giving her the hairy eyeball whenever her son said it—which seemed be every chance he got that particular weekend. "Every time I heard him say it, I wanted to say, 'Oh f*&k not again,' but instead I just thought, 'Oh, crap!'" Ann told me.

What words or phrases have you inadvertently been teaching your toddler?

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