Monday, April 6, 2009

I Actually Collect Dictionaries

But here's my first attempt at writing one.

Just because there was a time we were worried he wouldn't talk. And just because there will be a day when he'll mispronounce things like "augmentation" and "pedagogy" and "Mom, take your Cataracts medicine!" and they won't be cute anymore.

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So, here is an abridged dictionary of Plus One speak:

bluedada: blueberry

helicaca: helicopter

fuck: sock, usually.

tay-too (said quickly, and consecutively): Thank you in advance for doing what I want you to do. Exactly what I want you to do, however, you must guess. Quickly. GO!

nah-moh: remote. Here inflection is key. He almost sounds like he's saying Ramone, with a soft N. Must be all that self-taught Spanish.

fungee: story.

tee-tee: TV

num, num, num: good eats, Mama!

nice and nummy hot cocoa: We have no idea where this came from, but he says it after he takes a sip of his juice. It's usually preceeded by an "AHHHHH!"

fuh-fuh-fuh-fuh: that "spspsps" sound you make to lure kitty cats into your traps.

Fuffy: Fluffy Cat, our evasive little feline

Michael: motorcycle

I you: I love you (forever and ever, even when you're old and grey older and greyer and I realize all the mistakes you've made as a parent.)

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