Kids are adorable, right? Ok, perhaps not all of the time, but listening to children’s language develop is amazing. When toddlers mispronounce everyday words it can be truly gorgeous, or outright embarrassing!

I asked my Facebook fans to share the words their toddlers mangle.

Here are 19 words totally jumbled by toddlers. This is the non-sweary version. It seems kids have a tendency to unintentionally drop the f-bomb, fork or truck, anyone?

19 words totally jumbled by toddlers:

  1. Wink wink – oink oink, the usual sound made by a pig!
  2. Wash facer – face washer.
  3. Pushions – a mash-up of cushions and pillows.
  4. Rainbrella – umbrella. I personally think rainbrella is genius, I might add it to my own vocabulary!
  5. Bends – Elbows. I guess the very function of an elbow is to bend.
  6. Chicken monkeys – Chipmunks.
  7. Australian ‘accident’ – Meaning she has an Australian accent! This one is so adorable.
  8. Fridge – Bridge.
  9. Umpire – Vampire. Dressing up as an umpire for Halloween seems far less sinister than a vampire.
  10. Trumpets – Crumpets. Breakfast suddenly got very noisy.
  11. Grangrad – Granddad.
  12. Mickmick – picnic.
  13. Tentacles – testicles. I can hear it now. A little boy, falling off a bike and crushing his boy bits, ‘ouch, my tentacles’. How would you keep a straight face??
  14. Stick tank – sticky tape.
  15. Destructions – instructions. I suspect there’s a parent or two out there who has wanted to destroy some instructions!
  16. Busgetti – spaghetti.
  17. Strangled Egg – scrambled egg.
  18. Infection – reflection. Just imagine your child innocently gazing into a pond and exclaiming, ‘mummy I can see my infection’.
  19. Milks – nipples. Normalising breastfeeding with this one!

Everyone give me an awww! Do you have any words totally jumbled by toddlers to add to the list? SHARE with us in the comments below.

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  • upajays = Pajamas :D


  • my son had made an octopus in kinder one day, he was very proud of his work but had made me cry, he came running up to me with his art work in his hands yelling out that his octopus had blue testicles! Well of course I was in hysterics and had to go in and speak to his teachers and let them share in my hysterics. Ahhh kids say the darndest things!!


  • Love it, they say the funniest things!


  • How adorable is it when the kids jumble their words.
    My siblings & I, & now our own children have all called cordial cordigal.
    & spaghetti became pasketti.
    My little boy also calls the TV a TB haha!


  • How gorgeous are these. My toddler says nanas instead of manners


  • AWWW.. No seriously these are sooo cute. My kids have all said besgetti instead of spaghetti.


  • My eldest (now aged 5 years) used to come out with some hilarious muddled words. She still occasionally does, but it was even funnier when her younger sister (2 years younger) started to talk and just accept big sisters garbled words!
    Sisel = bottle
    Goog-goog = chocolate
    Lilo = milo
    Fye = Skye (little sisters name)
    Daddle = daddy cuddle word mash-up

    I wish I could remember them all! And the funny sayings she would use!


  • so cute, i can’t wait til my little guy starts talking :)


  • Bahahahaha! That is so utterly adorable! :D I love it when kids try to say something new, and mush it up! :D (Give them a naughty word by accident, though, they’ll nail it first go!) LOL!


  • Haha these are so funny! I’d love to see a book filled with these. Be a hilarious read!


  • My son used to say ‘fruck’ for truck. Gee this worried me when he yelled it out loud in public!!


  • My daughters says alligator for elevator
    And whilst on holiday there was a sting roll in the water (sting ray/spring roll)


  • Lol. Chicken monkeys :)


  • My children’s favourite was hopsital for hospital.


  • Haha what a cute age.


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