Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Rosetta Stone

Now that I am out of my post Lost haze I can try and contribute something to this blog. I spent most of yesterday rehashing the events of the finale and coming to grips with the fact that my favorite castaway slash time travellers are gone for good. You would think that with all the space in my brain now free from thinking about smoke monsters and sideways universes I would deliver a deep and thoughtful post today. You would be wrong.

Today I thought I would give you a list of words that Braden says just in case you ever bump into him. You could call it the Rosetta Stone of Braden talk. Maybe the Bradetta Stone is more appropriate.

I used to think that parents just made up things when interpreting their children's words. It seemed ridiculous to me that all that gibberish could mean anything. But now I know that parents can certainly decipher what their kids are saying long before the rest of society. Here are a few of the things Braden says leaving out the obvious Mama and Dada.

I uh - I want
ba bar - Pop Tart
ba ba - Barney
ru ru ruh - dog sound
kack kack - duck sound
mmmmm - cow sound
ba - ball
gu - go
dow - down
boon - spoon
bie - bite
nana - banana
ha - hot
at - hat
Ja Ja - cousin Jackson
dis - this
no - no and also nose. They are slightly different.
esss - yes
da too - thank you
I - eye

This is by no means an all inclusive list. Braden tries to say all kinds of things, but my newly freed brain capacity is apparently a little rusty and this is all I can remember.

At least now if you run into Braden and he says, "I uh ba bar," you will know to give him a pop tart. He likes strawberry.


Eric said...

Dude you should get this on CD and sell it on kiosks in the mall...

Katherine said...

Some of these look very familiar (the pronunciations).

I like Bradetta Stone! I agree with Eric...you should market this "gibberish." :)

CaJoh said...

Clever Title…

I don't remember any of mine, I should check with my parents to see if they wrote any down.

The best one I know of is by my step-son who says "eee" for strawberry. We tease him to this day on this one (he turns 26 this October).

Thanks for sharing,

WeaselMomma said...

It is truly amazing how we as parents can decipher and understand what our children are saying.
There's much to be gained from spending many hours together.

rxBambi said...

I'm a sucker for chocolate pop tarts. pop them in the toaster, melt some butter on them when they are hot. eat around the edges. flip it over and eat the back (it comes off easy if you accidentally get butter on the back), lick the backside of the frosting (what you uncover by eating the back) with your finger. eat the hard frosting that was the top but now is the bottom.

Boom. Heaven.

Brian Miller said...

haha. this brings back some great memories of my boys growing up and their language...

thanks for the warm anniversary wishes today...

Momo Fali said...

My daughter used to call pizza, "saut-zee" and when she came home from preschool one day telling us that she loved the, "obsta-kiss-kiss", it took us forever to figure out she was saying "obstacle course".

Brandy said...

Love it. It really is amazing how grunting gibberish becomes a real word.

SurprisedMom said...

I love strawberry Pop Tarts. They're my favorites. If Braden ever visits, I'll make sure to have an extra box on hand!

Braden seems to have an extensive vocabulary. Not bad for for an 18-month old!

I used to think once I became a parent I would be able to decipher all baby "giberish." I was wrong. However, I understood my girls perfectly at this age. Go figure.

PJ Mullen said...

Yep, those all sound about right, except we can't get little man to say thank you. He used to look at you and say "welcome". We have had more success with please, however.