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Oh jeepers, I was on my knees with laughter over my son’s latest word wobble.. He was reading a recipe and said “Mum, can you make me a salmon and spinach quinchy”. I was puzzled for a sec, and realised he meant quiche…. Still makes me laugh from my belly… Nick is 23yo and has a form of autism, so has a few word wobbles. This is a classic one, worthy of sharing LOL. He laughed with me, and now, it is family folklore, a quiche from this day forward will be called a ‘quinchy’…
I would love to hear your funny family word wobbles that have changed the way you say things. Oh, another one for us, is my brother used to call sandwiches ‘dans’ – 40 years later, we still call a sanger a ‘dan’ in our family…….


Posted by coastalkaryn, 3rd October 2015


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  • A friend of mine couldn’t say Grandma so he called her Bumma when he was little.

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  • lol yeah and then it is funny when you say your” family words” and no-body else gets what you are saying lol!

    sammiches for lunch!

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  • My son got home from school one day and explained the reason why the bus was late. The bus got stuck in a ‘jam pot’. Meaning a traffic jam. Makes me laugh so much

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  • My son recently told me his friend at school’s mum was a midwife, and asked what that was. I responded that it was someone who delivered babies. He actually thought his friends mother physically delivered her own babies for a living, of course I explained that this was not th case.

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  • thanks all – humour is our crutch – most days we laugh from our bellies x

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  • I love the expression “word wobbles”. We all wobble sometimes!

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  • That’s cute and very funny. Thank you for sharing

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  • Thanks for sharing your ‘wobbly’ story. Memories that make you smile! :)

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  • Its great that your son can laugh at his wobbly words and doesnt take boo boos to seriously.
    One of my in laws asked for the dead horse (sauce )at a bbq recently my son nearly died and yelled you dont eat horses. he refused to eat any of the meat we cooked that day thinking we were tricking him and that we were serving dead horse.

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