Request for examples of children's speech

Katy Steinmetz Katy_Steinmetz at TIMEMAGAZINE.COM
Fri Jul 8 16:35:17 UTC 2011

On 7/8/11 12:10 PM, "Cohen, Gerald Leonard" <gcohen at MST.EDU> wrote:

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> Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Poster:       "Cohen, Gerald Leonard" <gcohen at MST.EDU>
> Subject:      Request for examples of children's speech
>      I am presently compiling examples of children's misintepretations of what
> they hear from adults,
> e.g. (from a 3-year-old girl): "Our father, who art in heaven, Hollywood
> [hallowed] be thy name,"
> (from another 3-year-old girl): "Hail, Mary, full of gravy [grace],"
> and from various children who have mangled the Pledge of Allegiance, e.g.,  as
> a composite: "and to the Republicans [republic] for Richard Stands [which it
> stands], one nation, invisible [indivisible], with liver and onions [liberty
> and justice] for all ."
I¹m not sure if this counts, but my mother told me when I was 9 that making
sandwiches was one of her fortes. My question being, naturally: What are the
other three?

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