Whether you have kids or you know kids or you’ve just been a kid you’ve probably heard some of the creative terms the littles come up with to get their wants and needs across.
Observe these feats of linguistics we have gathered from kids far and wide (including our own).
Adorable kid grammar mistakes that actually make total sense
HanitizerHand sanitizer is just a bit too much of a mouthful for most littles (no, we don't mean literally, but yes, it would be too much literally as well). This little portmanteau does the job nicely.Jade Jackson
GatoreggNo, it's not some disgusting concoction of Gatorade and chicken offspring. This one is pretty well what it sounds like. Kids love their Gatorade.Mo Riza
VersingWell it just makes sense doesn't it? Man U is versing Liverpool for the cup. What, your kids don't like soccer? Getty Images
Amn'tShe isn't, he isn't, I amn't. And why would I be?Grammaticus Bramlington
PauseWhat? You say this is a real word? To a generation raised on digital, "pause" is now a perfectly acceptable way of saying, "Can you wait a minute please?" but only if they add the "please."Eran Finkle
LawningIt's called a lawnmower right? Not a mowlawner (though we have heard that too) so it's just logical that mommy would be lawning the grass.
(Dogs hate mowlawners by the way.)Gareth Williams
SunscreamKids hate sunscreen, so this one may just be on purpose.Tony Alter
Downer"Mommy, can you scratch my back?" "Sure, honey." (again?) "No Mommy, downer, downer!" Apparently the shoulders are not the itchy part. Lower down it is. Sorrrry. Sweety. Sorry sweety.Lake Clark NPS
LasterdayAlong with yesternight , these words make so much sense we wonder why they're not in the common vernacular. In case you haven't figured it out (??!!?) we're talking about yesterday and last night here.Next TwentyEight
AlligatorAnother real word. But in this instance it's what you take instead of the stairs when you're feeling lazy, or need to get to the 22nd floor.Thinkstock
LelloYou know that Coldplay song? Lello? No? How about Lello submarine? Yeah, everyone knows The Beatles.ukulelerocks.co.uk
No-KYou got that one? We're not going to explain it. Ok? Ok.Thinkstock