17 Kids Who Have Their Own Names For Things

“My daughter called pistachios ‘Grinch Nuts.’” ― Lyra Maghirang

“My 13-year-old thought it was ‘nuke warm,’ not lukewarm.” ― Callie Van Leuven

“My daughter called a head of lettuce a ‘salad ball,’ and that’s forever what we call it.” ― Darcie Johnson Bane

“My daughter calls Wendy’s ‘the lady restaurant.’” ― Amanda Liz Draper-Livengood

“My daughter used to call a plain hamburger ‘airplane hamburger.’ It took me a while to figure it out since she had never been on a plane.” ― Margie Harper

“My son used to say he could hear my heart ‘beep.’” ― Beci Figini Renot

“When my son was younger, we didn’t buy soda (Coke, Pepsi), so when we went to restaurants he would ask for ‘black juice.’” ― Melony Murphy

“Pants = ‘leg prisons’ to our oldest.” ― Christine M. Sullivan

“My 3-year-old son calls mustard ‘hot dog syrup.’” ― Kasi Marshall

“My almost 3-year-old calls the bathroom fan the ‘poop wind.’ And it will forever be called that in our house.” ― Traci Giroux

“My son calls the ottoman an ‘abdomen.’ It’s really funny when he goes to other people’s homes and says, ‘Can I put my feet on your abdomen?’” ― Amanda Rodriguez

“My now 10-year-old used to say ‘hella-cockatiel’ for helicopter.” ― Jennifer Straube

“A boy I babysat called lasagna ‘spaghetti cake.’” ― Allison Kennedy

“Our oldest called knives ‘cut its’ because we would say ‘Do you want me to cut it?’ So he would say fork, spoon, cut it.” ― Jen Trotter Milke

“‘Leg Knuckles.’ My daughter didn’t know the word for knees yet, so she described them — quite accurately, in my opinion.” ― Rheanna Chou

“Restaurants are called ‘food houses’ and McDonald’s is called ‘Old McDonald’s.’” ― Erica Geizer Worley

“My son called Salisbury steak ‘salad-berry steak.’” ― Erika Wilson

“My son used to call instructions ‘destructions’ ― which could be explained by my terrible DIY skills!” ― Jamie Smith

“My son used to say ‘moldy bar’ for granola bar.” ― Maya Broadfoot

“My daughter calls hard taco shells ‘crunchy buns,’ and I don’t think we will ever call them something else.” ― Angie Salo


“My kids called napkins ‘good manners’…. Lol.” ― Gina de los Santos

“My son called all UPS trucks the ‘bubble wrap truck.’” ― Christina McLaughlin

“Both of my girls referred to their backpacks as ‘pack packs.’” ― Cindy CJ Avis Farrow

“We passed by a Planet Fitness a while back, and my son in the backseat says, ‘Oh look, Mommy, a thumb store!’ (The logo has a thumbs-up.)” ― Lura Kahle Bain

“My daughter called Kit Kat candy ‘Kitty Kats’ and Frosted Flakes cereal ‘Frosted Snowflakes.’” ― Gena Bennett Catino

“My son often confuses adults who aren’t around him a whole heckuva lot with requests for ‘fresh pies.’ He wants french fries!” ― Sara G. Nolte

“My daughter told me that women carry babies in their ‘universe.’” ― Lindsay Curtin

“Lightsabers = ‘site labors.’” ― Linda Marshall

“My oldest use to call cupcakes ‘butt cakes’ when he was 2, no idea where he got it from. He yelled it all around the grocery store, too.” ― Kassandra Anne Vance

“When my oldest son was about 5, he tried to tell me what TV program his babysitter had been watching, and he kept saying ‘The Young and the Rest-of-Them’ instead of ‘The Young and the Restless.’” ― Trish Waddell Blevins-Taylor

“My daughter used to call all computers and TV remotes ‘beep-boops.’To this day, we still call the Roku remote the beep-boop.” ― Sue Meredith

“My 4-year-old daughter calls a dinosaur a ‘dinosnore,’ and I hope she never says it right.” ― Malaika Prinsloo

“My son wanted ‘ice cream cheese’ on his bagel instead of cream cheese.” ― Julie Stockert Duffield

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