Mastering The Dialect And Vocabulary Of A 3-Year-Old
Devone explains the unique language her 3-year-old daughter has cultivated
Adelaide is three, and she has her own ideas about pretty much everything. In addition to her own ideas, she also has a pretty interesting vocabulary, which she made up her own self (see definition below.)
My own self: used as an emphatic substitute for a possessive pronoun, as in: “I am not your girl. I am my own self’s girl.”
Bain-daid: an adhesive bandage that you apply to your finger when you get a boo-boo.
Macaroni: little round pieces of Italian meat, usually used as a pizza topping.
Cantaloupe: swift-running deer-like animal found in Africa, a favorite meal of lions. As in, “Sadie and Josie are pretending to be lions, and they’re chasing me because I’m a cantaloupe!”
Un-raser: the pink thing on the end of a pencil, used to rub out a mistake on paper.
Er: what you might say to indicate an alternative, as in: “Is that a kid er a grown-up?”
Red Lopsta: the restaurant where they sometimes let you pet the crustaceans before you eat them.
Quaker State and Loober-Hoober: the restaurant down the street from Red Lopsta.
Whiler: an increment of time between a "while" and an "hour" as in: “I did it a whiler ago.”
Jolly Rogers: a brand of little, rectangular hard candies that come in mouthwatering fruit flavors.
Regaly: not special, as in: "Is this my favorite kind of cheese or is it just regaly cheese?"
Cimmaninin: a commonly used spice. As in: "Does this applesauce have cimmaninin in it?
He's: a seldom used pronoun, as in: "I hit him on he's head."
Apparentwy of course dat did not: a phrase used when something happens that you did not want to happen. As in: "Apparentwy, when I put my finger in he's mouf, Jedidiah bit my finger. Of course dat did not hurt. But doze are teef marks."
Teef: bony white structures in your mouth used for chewing.
Bugs Wabbit: the star of Looney Toons cartoons. Famous for saying, "Eh, what's up, Duck?"
Chicken-fish: any kind of chicken er fish that has a batter coating, such as turkey.
I'ont keer: what you say when it something really doesn't matter to you, as in: "I'ont keer if it's naptime. I'ont wanna take a nap!"
Cheese booger: a type of sandwich, usually purchased at a fast food restaurant.
Old McDonald's: a fast food place where you can get cheese boogers.
Breftast: the most important meal of the day.
Salomey: a favorite lunch meat. Best when eaten rolled up, but not dipped in moosetard.
Moosetard: a paste made from the crushed seeds of certain plants, used as a condiment. Also known as yellow ketchup.
Isdroy: to tear something up or maim it: "I will isdroy you with this stick!"
Cive: a place where bees live. "There's lots of honey in that bee cive."
Feel free to use these Adelaide-isms whenever you’d like; I’m sure she won’t “keer.”