Thursday, February 08, 2007

Words

“Choo- sha”, the year-and-half-old says, stubbing a tiny finger at a picture of a chicken.
“And this?” his mom asks, pointing to what looks like cake.
“ Chockit” he says, insistent.
Surprisingly “dinosaur”, “butterfly” and “ bicycle” are a breeze.

Sometimes I do this too, labeling some things by names that fit right
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11 comments:

Reshma said...

me too:D

Proxima said...

If I'm not thinking I will refer to Germany as "Germania", for some reason I am convinced it is the true name.
-P

austere said...

Reshma, Proxima- kindred souls, eh?
:)

shiv said...

shakespeare gave us that liberty.....but we never seized it....we go by what we are taught. left to myself i will call those things 'flyincroc', chainwheels and flitflit

austere said...

And on a philosophical note, Shiv? What then?

Paavani said...

some1 said Germania. Hum bhi aishe bolte when was in germany :D
freedom 2 say what one like.

AmitL said...

Hi,Austere...heh heh...the art of association,as I term it..calling things by the name we feel is right,instead of accepting the 'original' name..I use it more for people,though.haha.

Alien said...

I do that too.... associating things with funny names.. even whole stories !!

austere said...

paavani- germania, sunfloweria, roseria, sab floweria, eh? :)

amitl- meow! that sounds mysterious all right.

alien- whole stories? like if its anamika, then champagne, tears and heratbreak, violins in the backgrd, waise? btw thanks for dropping by.

Sathya said...

Hey Aust,

I remember as a kid, I had deviced my own language... I had named it kaala bolaa.... Random words... Just for the sound.... at the end I remember I would break into hysterical laughter always...

Those were days.... laugh at free will ... cry at free will.... somehow home takes away the freedom from you... :(((

austere said...

sathya- with my kid sister, we had this language nuw-nuw which special words and meanings that only we knew. hysterical laughter? sometimes. admire your ability to do that hyena call at will.