Mr. Man talks a lot. I think he has a great vocabulary, but a few weeks ago my parents thought he only said a few words. I was shocked. How could they not hear all the things he is saying? He can tell you what he wants and identify all sorts of things. To them, all his words sounded like “buh buh.”
Since I know what this kid is trying to say, I have compiled a list of the particularly funny, ridiculous and useless terms currently used by Mr. Man. Enjoy!
Words with many meanings
Kah-ko- This could mean his stuffed Raccoon Rocco or Little Miss’s Legos, though he’s not going to get the Legos.
Muh- More or milk. Sometimes it means both.
Wah-wah- This one has so many meanings, who knows which one he wants to say. It could be water, waffle, my parents’ dog Willow or our cat Walden. One can never be too sure.
Words with sounds that are all wrong
Oh-toe- my turn. This is usually heard as Mr. Man is running to the slide.
Ma-mown- Watermelon. Took me a while to figure out why he was yelling this at the fridge.
Ahk-en-gah- Uncle Graham. Almost, but not quite.
Ha-chee- I thought he was talking about my aunt who we call Auntie, but then he pointed at a high chair at a restaurant and said it. Note, it means high chair. Got it.
Ah-sah-ee- Outside. Accent on the sah. It almost sounds right, but it is so much cuter. Especially when it is repeated endlessly.
Ack-oon- Fork. Yeah, I don’t know.
Um-beh-a- Umbrella. Because every toddler needs this word.
Pie-ee- Privacy as in, let’s give your sister some privacy on the potty. Honestly, it feels like a weird word at both their ages.
Ahl-pa-pa- Alpaca. Like a llama but somehow not. He can’t say his own name, but he can say this. At least we know he has his priorities straight.