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    Baby talk

    Growing up, I was the oldest kid in the family, so I was also the trendsetter when it came to naming relatives.

    For instance, I had two uncles named Wil (Wilbert). Since I was "pronunciation challenged", I was told to call one Uncle Wil. Well, it came out "Awoo". LOL. "Awoo" stuck, and up until his death, he was still referred to as Awoo by all of us kids.

    My other Uncle Wil's last name was Borba. So, in an attempt to distinguish the two from each other, I called him Uncle Borb. Worked for me! And he liked it too.

    Fast forward to today...

    My youngest daughter came up with the funniest ones. Occassionally, we would go to the Hometown Buffet at the mall. At times, we would also enjoy a day at the beach in Half Moon Bay. Somehow, she got the two mixed up. Now when we go to the mall, she asks to have dinner at "Half Moon Buffet"!!! LOL

    One of her grandfathers lives in a pink house, so naturally, he is called, Papa with the pink house.

    She also called the DL Turkey's "Strawberry and Jam". (???)

    I'm gonna miss the baby talk...

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    Re: Baby talk

    Both of my grandpa's were Papa's because of me calling them that. It has gone on through 8 grandkids and 3 great grandkids

    My oldest used to call tomatoes noi noi, he named my mom maamaw, and ketchup and mustard were red and yellow.
    My youngest had his own language that he made up, with made up names for people, tv shows, characters everything He wouldn't follow with the maamaw though he calls her sheshe, no idea why He also used to call my brother and his (now ex) wife Duba and Suba and then my two youngest cousins were 2Duba and 2Suba Yeah he's a weird one



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    Re: Baby talk

    "Red and Yellow"

    I like that!

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    Re: Baby talk

    My kids call my mom and dad bubby and zayda and call my brother uncle sam, but get confused when they hear me call him Sammy. They call their dads parents gramma and grampa. Now here comes the confusing part (at least for me). They have another set of grandparents (their dad remarried) and call them nana and papa. They also have great grandparents from their step mom who they also call nana and papa. IF they are talking to me about any of them, i have no idea which grandparent they are talking about.
    There is also a little girl across the street that i used to babysit (shes about 12 now) and when she was real little, she couldnt say becky, so she called me vicki. who happens to be her next door neighbor. that got pretty confusing for her parents if she was talking to them about either of us.
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    Re: Baby talk

    Quote Originally Posted by dsnylndmom View Post
    ketchup and mustard were red and yellow.
    if we were eating watermelon, cantelope, or honey dew it was always: the red, the orange and the green. no names.
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    My daughter calls me mama and grandma is mawmaw (just a slight difference). Grandpa is papa even still not sure where she came up with that. The great-grandparents are all g.g's. Watermelon is wawa. I am going to miss her baby talk!

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    Re: Baby talk

    My daughter used to call presents "burprises" (aka, surprises).

    She refers to my mom and Nurse Dee Dee. We have no idea where that comes from, except that my mom is a nurse. But her name is Lora, not Dee Dee. Confusing.

    She also used to refer to the feeling of anticipation and fear that you get from scary movies as "tensity".

    Oh, and frecky, bubbe and zayde aren't that unusual. That's what most Jewish kids call their grandparents! That's what my daughter calls my father and his wife.

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    Re: Baby talk

    Hotels are called Hoteyals.
    Beginning is fahginning.

    My mom & step-dad are Gambear & Popi. My dad is called GrandPAW (the last part is yelled). My step-mom is simply grandma. Nathan and I each have brothers named Jason, so to differentiate the two, the kids call my brother Uncle Opie.
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    Re: Baby talk

    My cousin's kid has all kinds of wacky names for the various family members. The strangest and most random of which are for the two women she spends the most time with. Her grandmother (my aunt) is "Patches" and her great-grandmother is "Munchie". No one has any idea where these names came from, she just started using them one day and they've lasted a couple of years now.




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    Re: Baby talk

    My Great-Grandmother was always known as Grandma two.

    When I was young (probably 2 or 3) my Mom was trying to explain the difference between Grandma and Great-Grandma. She kept saying this is grandma (referring to her mother) and this is grandma 'too'. I took it as Grandma #2 and started calling her Grandma Two.

    Well, it caught on and by the time she passed away everybody in the family just called her Grandma Two.

    What a great lady she was.


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    Re: Baby talk

    My grandpa's name is Clarence, but since he had red hair everyone called him "Red". My grandma's name was Pearl. Somewhere along the way I decided that she needed to be a color too, so she was then known as Grandma Purple!

    My son is now 8. When he was little he had trouble with the concept of "time", as most small kids do. So we had "today", "today-tomorrow" which meant later today, and "tomorrow-tomorrow", which was the actual next day. If something happened in the vague past but he couldn't name when, it was "lasterday". Maybe not yesterday exactly, but the last time, whenever that happened to be! Made sense to me!
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    Re: Baby talk

    I am not sure if I gave any of my relatives nicknames, but I gave my cat his nickname, "Sese." (Pronounced "C-C")

    The hardest thing I came to terms with was realizing my parents and grandparents had first names when I grew up !

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    Re: Baby talk

    Quote Originally Posted by Disney Wrassler View Post
    The hardest thing I came to terms with was realizing my parents and grandparents had first names when I grew up !
    Not only the first name thing, but explaining "your aunt is my sister" and "grandma is my mom". That is tricky stuff right there!
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    Re: Baby talk

    Quote Originally Posted by SusieP. View Post
    Not only the first name thing, but explaining "your aunt is my sister" and "grandma is my mom". That is tricky stuff right there!
    true. You see my nephew calls even my uncles his uncles . Just wait till he gets older and begins to figure this stuff all out. I bet he will be confused at first .

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    Re: Baby talk

    Quote Originally Posted by SusieP. View Post
    If something happened in the vague past but he couldn't name when, it was "lasterday". Maybe not yesterday exactly, but the last time, whenever that happened to be!
    I LOVE lasterday! That's just too damned cute.

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