Sunday, February 13, 2011

greggory, part mr. hyde

Lately, whenever agitated or provoked or actually for no reason at all, Greggory has been retorting with a "Well, you're an idiant!" Meaning to say idiot, of course.

I keep telling him that we do not call people idiants. Well, it's not nice, for one. I also keep debating with myself on whether to enlighten him on his mispronunciation. I mean, what if when he's 17 and in a fit of anger calls someone an idiant to their face? Not very intimidating. Not that I want Greggory to be a bully, but he really should correctly pronounce any threats.

It reminds me of a story that my dad told me about a student of his when he taught high school. If I recall it correctly, my dad asked him a question in class, and when the student didn't know the answer he retorted, "What am I? D-U-M?"

Perhaps.

I don't know if I will correct Greggory or not. But in the meantime, the word "idiant" will be put on our Words That We Do Not Say Because They Are Naughty List.

2 comments:

Lee and Melody said...

That is SO funny! Wyatt sticks a "d" on the end of many words (dinosaurd, squirreld, etc). One day I walked into the family room where Wyatt was exclaiming frustration at a mess Jana had made: "Oh my held!"
I about died.

jerisesh said...

All of the stories above are funny. Thanks for the laugh this morning ladies!