{Funny Phrase Day Friday} #8

Last updated on November 16th, 2023 at 04:50 pm

Happy Friday everyone! Welcome to Funny Phrase Day Friday! Not only is it the end of the week, it’s the end of January. Hurray! Bye, bye gloomy January, I won’t miss you!

We have had a boring week, full of colds, and sleepless nights but that didn’t stop my lovely two and half year old, Buba, from jabber-boxing all day, everyday. Nursery asked me yesterday, “doesn’t he ever sit still or stop talking?” I replied shamefully, “No chance, not for one second.”

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As his vocabulary widens, and words have long started forming sentences instead of caveman talk, now we are on to mini conversations. Even though he no longer points and just says couch, book, toy, his pronunciation still has a long way to come. Like any parent we try to watch what we say in front of him, toddlers are like sponges and somethings should never come out of a toddler’s mouth. They probably shouldn’t even come out of my mouth, but I will shamefully admit it, sometimes it does. I don’t like it, but it’s something I just do but not in front of kids. So when Buba started coming out with, what we thought we curse words, we were absolutely mortified. Where had he learned such foul language?

Here is what we thought we heard: (ahem,excuse the foul language) 



Awe Shit


What he really was trying to say was:





I felt a huge sense of relief  when I finally figured out he was just having trouble pronouncing normal words and wasn’t in fact, cursing at all. But how do I explain that to the lady at Starbucks, when he yells out, “Mommy shit please,” or when nursery says he keeps asking for a “Fok”.  These embarrassing moments I think are far from over, while my little toddler learns how to properly say each word. I need a hat to hide in shame.

Me: “What do you want for dinner?”

Buba: “Awe shit and boobies, please Mommy, and a snack!” (I kid you not!)

Me: “What did you say?” (gasping for air, did I really just hear him right?)

(after some time to think this through…) “You mean sausage and blueberries and a snack?”

Buba: “please, ya, sawe shit and bloobies, snack,” with a big smile, “a yogurt too, peasssseeee.”

At least in the end he was slowly getting to the right words, and I figured out what he was actually asking for. I hope this stuttering stage doesn’t last for long. What will the neighbors think? 😉

Do your kids attempt to say every day words but it comes out wrong? Is there words your child can’t pronounce yet that have you belly laughing or cringing like me? I would love to hear them, comment below.


16 thoughts on “{Funny Phrase Day Friday} #8”

  1. Hehe that’s really funny. I remember when z learned the word “piss”…I was absolutely mortified till I realised he was saying “psssst” and talking about the dettol spray. His most recent funny phrase is “your fok phone mummy” (fok =work) 🙂

    • I know, I really couldn’t make up these crazy things he does and says. It’s highly entertaining. I love it. I am so glad you have a wots so funee linky to share them all with all of you. I have a great one funee conversation from my nephew if you still are looking for a guest post on wots so funee, been saving it up for a good one, this seems appropriate. haha

  2. Oh my………… I’ve just had to read this out to a colleague and we’ve literally been rolling around giggling like kids – fab post #funee

    • Thank you so much. Glad someone else besides his Momma thinks its worth a good belly laugh. I love Phrase Day Friday, this kid gives me enough material for months. lol I must start recording him soon, it’s even more funny when you hear his sarcasm in his voice. Hope to see you again next week for Phrase Day Friday or on Wots So Funee!!!

  3. Lucas says – Buba is officially my hero for these little mistakes. Fantastic – definitely worth a high-5 and if he was a little older, some Haribo!!! #funee

  4. Hahaha this made me giggle. I remember my little girl when we were in Thailand last year, she’s copying the local accent of saying so “so fanny” instead of “so funny”.

    • Hahaha That’s a great one. I am American so I used to say Fanny all the time but when I moved to England I had to be careful not to teach my kids to say it. Because we say, sit your fanny down! hahaha Thanks for commenting and stopping by.

    • Thank you so much, I thought at first I didn’t hear him right on a few occasions. I will definitely miss this stage when is passes, keeps us all laughing. Thanks for popping by and commenting.

  5. That’s really funny! I’m sure any parents will understand though.

    At nearly 4 mine are good talkers, & are smart enough to know that there are ‘naughty’ words. I have to admit I sometimes let a few slip, (pardon me): “Bugger” being 1. My little boy was sitting next to me last night saying it to me repeatedly to see my reaction. I thought the wisest course of action was to ignore it. Enjoy the innocence while you can! 🙂

    • Haha That’s funny. You are so right though, the more you laugh and give it attention the worse it will become. I keep letting the word “crap” slip and my toddler was walking around saying, crap, crap, crap, and having no clue what he was repeating. Naughty mommy.


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