Thursday, October 23, 2008

Wrong Again


For those of you who do not know Jesse, her confusing words is normal and quite funny. The best part of her mixing up her words is that not only do we get to tease her and laugh at her, but she laughs at herself. But then, Jesse is just joy. When she gets tickled, we all get tickled.
Last night’s dinner time conversation:
Toby: Next year I want to plant more tomatoes so that I can make my own tomato sauce.
Jesse: I want to plant gourds so that I can make my own Macarenas.
Me: That is not the right word.
Jesse (bubbling with laughter): How do you say it?
Me: No, it is totally the wrong word.
Jesse: Then what is the right word? (LOL now)
Me: Now that you said it wrong, I can’t think of the right word. (all of us are laughing)
Jesse: Mariachi is the band? That can't be it.
Me: Huaraches are shoes.
(We are all trying to spit out the right word.)
Jesse: So what is the right word?
Lou: I can’t think - I just know that macarena is wrong.
Toby is stumped too, but laughing at us. Then he says: Maracas!
Jesse: (ROTFLOL) Do you remember that booth at the wine festival where that lady had painted gourds? I told her that I wanted to grow gourds so that I could make my own macarenas! No wonder she just looked at me like "sure honey, you should not be allowed out by yourself."


Another conversation a few days ago:
Jesse: I really like Rugen. He is a good cat, but we need to get him "casterated" so that he won’t roam and the coyotes eat him.
Toby: That is "castrated." Maybe you should just say neutered.

7 comments:

Buck said...

Ah... language IS funny. I dearly love folks who can make it up as they go... right, wrong, or indifferent. Like you said, Lou... that quality makes for great conversation.

Fire Fox said...

I used to call kitchen counters "dressers"... don't know why or where I got it from but eventually I learned the correct term...
My challenge has always been pronunciation... I know what the correct word is, know how to spell it, just can't get the lips to make the connection!

Jo Castillo said...

Maybe Jesse needs to rememberize some words. Rememberize was a favorite word of our son, Larry. We all still use it!

Bag Blog said...

Jo, GBN1 says she is going to collectorate things. Kids are so funny.

Fire Fox, Dressers? Is that kind of like Chester drawers?

Buck, Jesse does liven up the conversation.

Towanda said...

Oh, I love your Jesse stories....and it seems like she is a good sport about her creative language.

I had a grandfather who had a habit of pronouncing things wrong -- but we always suspected he did it deliberately to antagonize us. lol

Ky Woman said...

My family still tease me over my mis-pronounciation of certain words.
determine= deter mine
or
material= terimal
oh and lately?
jacuzzi = kajuzzi

Tell Jesse it don't matter much as long as you can laugh!

Ky Woman said...

My family still tease me over my mis-pronounciation of certain words.
determine= deter mine
or
material= terimal
oh and lately?
jacuzzi = kajuzzi

Tell Jesse it don't matter much as long as you can laugh!