Saturday, November 8, 2008

How Does That Go?

Jordan has said several very funny things over the last few weeks. It is amusing to see what he hears that is different from what the actual words are.

I frequently tell him, “Let’s go Joe Shmoe, Eskimo.” I didn’t realize until he repeated it one day that he heard, “ Joe, Shmoe, X,M,O

He loved watching the Chipmunk movie especially the Witch Doctor song. He was singing it yesterday. His version-“I saw the wood chopper he told me what to do” I guess maybe he lives in the same village as the witch doctor.

Last night at the Chinese restaurant he was trying to decide which fortune cookie he was going to take so he said the children’s rhyme that seems to get passed from generation to generation. His version of Eenie, Meanie, Miney, Moe (or however you spell it!)—Eenie, Meanie, Miney, Moe, catch a tiger by the toe, if he lollers (hollers is the right word) let him go. We asked him what lollers meant, but he didn’t know.

(This is just a side note, but when I typed this into Word before I put it on this blog [because we have dial-up and it takes a long time] Eenie, Meanie, and Miney came up underlined in red as spelled incorrectly. I don’t for sure know how to spell them so I was hoping when I clicked on them Word would show me the correct spellings. Well they are not in the dictionary for Word and the alternates they gave me were funny. For Eenie one of the alternatives was Weenie. I could understand why it may have given me this option since a person could have forgot the “W”, but why would they have been capitalizing it. The option that made me laugh was “Eunice”. It doesn’t even resemble “Eenie” except that it has a few of the same letters. Maybe Word needs to ask some kids what words should be in their spell-check dictionary.)

5 comments:

Amy said...

Thanks Joy!! You made me laugh so hard! When I was in middle school the song "Born is East L.A." came out and a friend of mine thought it was "Born in an Easter Egg"!!! It must have been really funny because I still remember that. Also, I think some day I should write a book with all the funny things I have heard people say...between the five kids and countless people I have taken care of with special needs....I have heard some doozies! (wonder what spell check would give as a suggestion for "doozie"????

KK said...

LOl..that's funny about the dictionary definitons! It is too funny how kids translate what they here. Tonigh Dan and I played Memory with Kara and for so reason she calls it MeBory...who knows...lol

Hilsher Hollow said...

Loved the interpretations of Jordan. I enjoyed having him in SS on Sunday.

Jen said...

Too funny! Kacy is obsessed with Eenie, Miney, Moe as well ~ she does it for EVERYTHING!!!!!!! :-)

Susanne said...

Jordan you are getting so big! I love the pictures!