Pinny Da Who
The English language is fascinating all by itself. But once you start mixing in accents, little kids' pronunciation , and alternatives to cussing, you get a whole new variety of conversation. My best friend (and coworker) has the cutest backwoods dialect. She's the only person I know who could pull off the word, "brung" without making me cringe and clutch my ears in pain. She's also got quite the sailor mouth on her, which makes it interesting while at work. There isn't a day that passes where she can't be heard calling out, "Cheese and Rice (Jesus Christ)" or "Son of A Biscuit Eater (Son of a Bitch)" to keep herself from shouting obscenities.
Most little kids have a problem with the word, "Spaghetti." Not I. I couldn't say, "Magazine." I said, "Mazagine." I also called frogs "Fucks" and liked to proclaim it loudly whenever we went into a crowded place. Lil Bit, my youngest brother, used to say "Pinny Da Who" instead of "Winnie The Pooh." Hoop, as a child, couldn't pronounce "Macaroni and Applesauce" and fondly called it "Macanonie and Applehause" instead. My favorite though comes from an old family friend. Their little girl used to call out to her mother angrily, "NO! You do it myself!" when she wanted something done. They could never figure out if she needed help or not lol.
Sometimes childhood parlances stick in place and follow us into adulthood. I've mastered "Magazine" but I still can't say "Prefer" without screwing it around to sound like, "Perfer." I'm just glad I'm not the only one:
Hoop: Why does Duff keep eating eggcorns?
Tink: I don't know. Maybe it's like popcorn to him.
Tink: What did you call them?
Tink: Lmao. They're Acorns babe.
Hoop: But they look like eggs! What the hell does an "A" look like?!
Questions for the Day:
What alternatives to cussing do you use?
What words couldn't you say when you were little?