20 Times Genius Kids Came Up With Their Own Words For Common Items

One moment a child might cry because a microwave ate his lunch, the next they’re spitting out words so beautiful, not even a poet could make them up…

Kids are great at making up new words.

Kids are great at making up new words.

Kids are great at making up new words.

Kids are great at making up new words.

Kids are great at making up new words.

Kids are great at making up new words.

Kids are great at making up new words.

Kids are great at making up new words.

Kids are great at making up new words.

Kids are great at making up new words.

Kids are great at making up new words.

Kids are great at making up new words.

Kids are great at making up new words.

Kids are great at making up new words.

Kids are great at making up new words.

Kids are great at making up new words.

Kids are great at making up new words.

Kids are great at making up new words.

Kids are great at making up new words.

Kids are great at making up new words.

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  1. Zippy the Pinhead December 1, 2019

    Pretty confident several of those names were invented by the parents, not the kids.

  2. Phil December 1, 2019

    My daughter called umbrellas, “rainbrellas” We still use the term.

  3. Anonymous December 1, 2019

    Growing up, I called buffets “pick out dinners” since you could “pick out” what you wanted to eat. I’m now almost 60 and in my family, they are still “pick out dinners”

  4. Sarah December 1, 2019

    My son referred to croutons as “salad cookies.” They still call them that. It’s more fun. He’s 12 now.

  5. Dave December 1, 2019

    As a 3 year old in 1949 I referred to the stick shift as the ‘gearsenshifter’!

  6. Tony Luxton December 1, 2019

    In German, gloves are “hand shoes”.
    Just sayin’…

  7. Louise December 1, 2019

    “Mum!” my 7 year old nephew shouted, “the windowputterinerer” wants a cup of tea!”

    So that’ll be the double glazing fitter then…

  8. Anonymous December 1, 2019

    My 9 year old informed me that spoons should be called mouth shovels…and so it shall be.

  9. Wendy December 1, 2019

    My son referred to the area behind your knee as his “knee pit”

  10. Elaine December 1, 2019

    My daughter called potato peels potato jackets.

  11. Steve December 1, 2019

    At about 5 my youngest saw rugby and asked if it was football to the death

  12. sandy December 1, 2019

    My baby brother at about 4 or so, called windshield wipers ‘window wiper shields’. My family uses this still. he’s 55 now.

  13. Peter December 1, 2019

    Kids! What do they know?

  14. Eggman December 1, 2019

    When I was little I thought tummy aches were called tummy eggs, and that every time I got pain in my tummy I had an egg in there causing the pain.

  15. Eva Khadey December 1, 2019

    When my daughter was about 3, she looked out of the window and pointing at a vapour trail said “Look Mummy, plane poo. ” I remember that every time I see one now.

  16. Anonymous December 1, 2019

    In German, gloves actually translates to “Handschuhe” “hand shoes” so that child wasn’t too far off.

  17. ATC LAT IN TX December 1, 2019

    Had a high school ESL student soccer player come see me for help with his “foot finger.” I didn’t want to laugh because he was trying really hard to use English. So I said “which toe is it?” He started laughing and said, “ I couldn’t remember this word, toe. Foot finger! Psssshhhht” So I got to giggle too.

  18. Karen December 1, 2019

    When my grandson was about 2 he called snow ho ho ice.

  19. Mike M. Kentucky December 1, 2019

    I could not say “Vacuum cleaner” when I was a preschooler. I called them a”Bathroom Cleaner”

  20. Anonymous December 1, 2019

    I had a 3rd grader ask what the “eye goblin“ on the board was used for. She came and pointed to the semi colon.

  21. Anonymous December 1, 2019

    My daughter (now a PhD) called my calculator a “countelator” and my orthodontist a “toothdontist” when she was about 2. Tots acquisition of language has fascinated me ever since.

  22. David’s mom December 1, 2019

    At around 4, my son referred to diarrhea “fart mud”. In the same vein, he had phonics homework a few years later. Write a sentence with a hard “a”: “He farted in a jar with his partner.” No, I didn’t help him.

  23. Anonymous December 1, 2019

    My niece called a convertible, a “car that the lid comes off”

  24. Anonymous December 1, 2019

    Cemeteries: Marble Orchards

  25. Anonymous December 2, 2019

    My daughter: ‘babysitter’ was a stroller, “sciencer” was scientist, and the first time she saw a ferret she called it a ‘weasel’. Seeing as ferrets are in the same family we were impressed. We were less impressed when she would point out every cemetery as ” Where the dead people live”.

  26. Anonymous December 2, 2019

    We called scratches and scrapes ”Owies.” Tiny daughter called them “wowies.” Never corrected her.

  27. Anonymous December 2, 2019

    My 3yo twins were afraid of the “alligator” in their school. Turns out that was the elevator. Also scary, if you’re worried of going inside it without an adult… less scary than thinking an actual alligator was in the school though.

  28. ldyastrid December 2, 2019

    My son called over easy eggs “bumpy eggs”, popcorn shrimp “shrimp guys”, cremette elbow macaroni “c noodles” … and that’s what all of them are still called today… after 30 years!

  29. Anon E. Mouse December 2, 2019

    My niece made sure to tell me she didn’t like Farmer John cheese on her spaghetti. Took me a minute to figure out parmesan cheese, but it’s been Farmer John cheese ever since. Another niece was fascinated seeing farmers on their combines harvesting wheat, she asked how often they scraped the fields. We told her it was only during scraping season.

  30. Rebecca Johnson Speller December 2, 2019

    When looking through a book of pictures of tools in a toolbox, my preschool son couldn’t remember the name “tape measure” and called it a “foot machine” (because it measures feet and inches).

  31. Kaye December 2, 2019

    My daughter called buffalo “ofabos”.

  32. Evanne December 2, 2019

    When my 4 year old saw a man with an eye patch she asked whether he was a pirate or just had a bad eye bulb.

  33. Roberta December 2, 2019

    The cake that’s not a cake: Cheesecake

  34. Karen December 2, 2019

    When my daughter was young she called napkins “lap-kins”. Makes sense

  35. Sandra December 2, 2019

    My son called his little toddler bathing suit his “baby suit.”

  36. Anonymous December 2, 2019

    At two, my son cried because he wanted to continue stomping in the mud puddle at the end of the driveway. He called it a “muddle.”

  37. Anonymous December 2, 2019

    I miss my son’s toddler speak. He is another kid that said “knee pit”. Cream cheese was “cheesy butter”, and his forehead was his “bonk”! LOL

  38. Anonymous December 2, 2019

    I was burning incense and my not yet two year old pointed to it and said “fire flower.”

  39. Anonymous December 2, 2019

    My son was 3 when we refurbished an old house a putting up new insulation, my son called it itchulation and rightly so😊

  40. Bing M December 2, 2019

    My husband keep speeding up just before the light turned red. So my toddler called the yellow light the “fast light.”

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