not quite eggcorns

Victor aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Dec 20 04:10:20 UTC 2008

It's actually child-speak. More specifically, these were utterances by
4yr4mo old kid. In the first clip, the kid speaks first, in the

1.    I don't want to wear this hat because it's too big for me. -- Do
you want to wear my hat? -- No, it's *too-bigger*!

2.    [Leafing through the animal picture book] -- Sharks eat fish, like
mackerel. -- Yeah! it's the *macaroni fish*. -- Macaroni fish? -- Yes,
if you slice it and fry it, you get macaroni and cheese.

Hope everyone is well entertained for the holidays!


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