I remember spending hours and hours trying to get Dude to talk. I tried everything to get him to say that one sweet word, 'Mommy' but of course his first recognizable utterance was 'Daddy' then 'cookie' then 'sous' and finally 'Mommy'. As his vocabulary broadened we loved teaching him new words and phrases.We would chuckled indulgently at his attempts to pronounce new words and occasionally his mispronunciations became part of our regular vocabulary. And the same thing happened with our other children too until eventually we had our own Random Dictionary.
Over the years we have added more words, more funny mispronunciations or new words made up from merging two other words. Here are some of our favourite Random Words, we love them because they are a part of who we are as a family. Each funny phrase holds a memory and and reminds us of how unique and together we are as a family.
Taski - aka 'Taxi' the car that drives you around so you can do all your tasks (Dude)
Cooliator - aka 'Fridge' the kitchen cupboard that keeps your food cool (Crafty)
Fruitbox - aka 'Poptart' the breakfast that has fruit and comes out of the box (Mischief)
Dramastic - the merging of 'dramatic' and 'drastic' (Mr. Awesome)
Taggy - aka 'Facecloth with tag' The piece of cloth with a tag loop that is slippery soft and nice to wrap a finger through (Mischief)
Exhausticated - the state of extreme exhaustion stolen from Auntie Lorna)
Dust Net - aka 'Lint Trap' The little pocket that catches all the clothes dust in the dryer (Crafty)
Poodle Dots - term of endearment for all three kids as a whole (Random One)
Pig Check - The process of removing lint from between ones toes (Toddler Crafty)
Smear or Scrape - unit of measurement for butter, peanut butter or jam on toast (Crafty)
Moosh & Squisher - aka 'Kisses and Hugs' (Baby Dude)
Coffeejuice - aka 'coffee, double double' the nectar of life, the fuel that keeps this Random Mother going (Random One)
What are some of your family words?
My alphabet starts with this letter called yuzz. It's the letter I use to spell yuzz-a-ma-tuzz. You'll be sort of surprised what there is to be found once you go beyond 'Z' and start poking around!