Monday, April 12, 2010

Slight Mispronunciation

Sunday morning, Mandy had to go and unlock the bar for the cleaning person to be able to go in and do his thing.

Because I wasn't up yet and neither was the SIL, she took Kurtis with her.

They got in her car and she started to back out onto the road when Kurtis suddenly pointed to his Dad's pickup truck -a big red Dodge Ram -and said to Mandy, "Big Sh--ty truck."

Needless to say, she was a bit taken back by this statement from him. Where the heck had he heard that anyway? (This is an instance where my vocabulary had no bearing whatsoever on this story. Completely innocent, I swear that!)

So, when she came home, she relayed this story to both Bill and to me and we all got a big chuckle out of this -especially when Bill explained that he wasn't really saying what she thought he was saying.

Seems the little guy has been laboring over the delusion that his Dad's pickup truck is a "Chevy" (although his dad has been trying to tell him no, it's a Dodge Ram) but anyway, it turns out that's the way Kurtis says Chevy!

Now I was thinking about this a bit -and wouldn't it be nice if we could apply that word though to actually describe some vehicles that are maybe a bit older, a little on the worn side, etc. -especially when applying for that wonderful old auto insurance?

After all, giving one's vehicle a bit of a derogatory description surely should work to lower the insurance payment, don't 'cha think?

Works for me anyway!


TechnoBabe said...

It would be nice to find some way to lower the insurance premiums that's for sure. This is a great post, I like what kids say and how they pronounce the words they learn.

Linda said...

Well, if you're a Ford fan that may be how you pronounce Chevy, too!

Suldog said...

I've had Chevys that would fit to a T.

Maggie May said...

Sweet little child...... getting the blame for saying it wrong.

Nuts in May

fermicat said...

Out of the mouths of babes, right? That was pretty funny.

Mrs4444 said...

That's really funny. :)