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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Wimpy Kid P.S.

As O. makes his way through the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books (we're waiting for number four to become available at our local library), Roo has come up with her own toddlerspeak way of asking her brother to read this particular title to her. Since "diary" means nothing to her, she replaces it with a near-homophone that does have meaning for her. And since her pronunciation of certain consonants is still under construction, she drops the "m" from "wimpy." Thus, in Roo's mouth, Diary of a Wimpy Kid becomes

Diarrhea of a Whippy Kid.

So vivid. So squalid. One shudders to imagine the illustrations in that series.


Blogger DoctorMama said...


9:23 AM  
Blogger Orange said...

Maybe when he's a little older, your son will love the "Do It Yourself Diary of a Wimpy Kid" book. Ben loves the genre of write-in-it books.

2:20 PM  

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