We asked our followers on Facebook and Instagram to share their favorite kid mispronunciations and the results had us literally LOL-ing and ready to petition Merriam Webster to include them in the next dictionary! (Honestly, some of them just make more sense than the words we currently use.) See for yourself!
Submitted by Melissa R.
Definition: a piece of flavored ice or ice cream on a stick (see also: popskipple)
Used in a sentence: Lasterday I was eating a popstickle and it dripped on my dress, so I turned it inside out.
Submitted by Lynsey J.
Definition: the day before today (see also: lasternight)
Used in a sentence: Lasterday you told me I could have another popstickle today. It’s today.
Submitted by Sarah L.
Definition: arousing revulsion or strong indignation (see also: gisgusting, bizgusting)
Used in a sentence: The first popstickle you gave me was uzzgusting, but I liked the second one.
Submitted by Emily M. and hundreds of others, so really this should be a thing
Definition: liquid used to decrease infectious agents on the hands
Used in a sentence: After I eat a popstickle, I like to clean my hands with hanitizer.
Submitted by Molly D.
Definition: inadvertently neglect to do
Used in a sentence: I forlost the flavor of that popstickle I like the most, but it was red and pink.
Submitted by Melissa M.
Definition: gladly received, but, like, louder
Used in a sentence: YOU’RE YELLCOME FOR REMINDING YOU TO BUY MORE POPSTICKLES AT THE STORE!
Submitted by Meredith M.
Definition: a Mexican dish consisting of a tortilla wrapped around a filling, but make it fashion
Used in a sentence: For my birthday dinner, I would like to have a bean and cheese fabrito with a candle in it.
8. Hawkie Talkies
Submitted by Cait L.
Definition: a portable two-way radio (see also: Rocky Talkies, Ockee Ockees)
Used in a sentence: Does grandma have a hawkie talkie I can reach her on? I would like to ask where she gets the popstickles I like.
Submitted by Lora R.
Definition: a tall wading bird with mainly pink plumage who definitely prefers this name
Used in a sentence: Grandma’s yard has some plastic flinga-malinga-malos, which mom says are tacky but that I shouldn’t say that to grandma.
Submitted by Melisa G.
Definition: a motor-driven device for keeping a windshield clear (see also shwipper swippers)
Used in a sentence: Sure could use some swish-washers on my face after this popstickle!
11. Bossito Bite
Submitted by Carly M.
Definition: sort of like a bite from a mosquito, but cuter (see also: scameeto bites)
Used in a sentence: Know what I like to put on bossito bites to keep them from itching? Popstickle juice.
Submitted by Caroline M.
Definition: an adhesive bandage with a gauze pad in the center used for owies (see also: damn aid)
Used in a sentence: If you pick at your bossito bite, you might need to cover it with a bam aid.
13. Glitter box
Submited by Nikki J.
Definition: a tray containing absorbent granules, but don’t you wish they were glitter?
Used in a sentence: Our cat is good at using the glitter box to go potty.
Submitted by Anne N.
Definition: clothing worn under clothes
Used in a sentence: My cat uses a glitter box, but I wear hunderwear.
Submitted by Kristin D.
Definition: a type of aircraft way more interesting to kids than airplanes (see also: helicachopter, hockey-doctor, hotdoctor)
Used in a sentence: If I had a hepikopter, I’d probably fly it to the popstickle store.
Submitted by Sharlet B.
Definition: something used for making mathematical calculations
Used in a sentence: It would probably take a gonkulator to figure out how many popstickles I’ve eaten!
Submitted by Tess J.
Definition: a paste used for cleaning teeth
Used in a sentence: If you eat a lot of popstickles, you need to brush your teeth every day with foothtaste.
Submitted by Melissa R.
Definition: the strip of hair growing on the ridge above the eye socket (see also: owbreyes)
Used in a sentence: When I see popstickles in grandma’s freezer, my seebrows go up and down real fast.
Submitted by Candy B.
Definition: diametrically different; the other of a contrasted pair
Used in a sentence: Know what’s the ossipit of sadness? Popstickles.
Submitted by Nicolie S.
Definition: a strip of hair above the upper lip
Used in a sentence: Sometimes after I eat a grape popstickle, it looks like I have a purple musscratch and beard.
Submitted by Robin F.
Definition: be able to bring to one’s mind an awareness
Used in a sentence: Once I forlost my favorite popstickle flavor, but then I was able to benember it again.
Submitted by Kelly S.
Definition: refuse to acknowledge or take notice
Used in a sentence: Seems like you’re ganooring me since I talk about popstickles a lot.
Submitted by Janet T.
Definition: an electronic device for storing and processing data
Used in a sentence: Guess what ruins a puncuter keyboard? Popstickles. Guess what doesn’t fix it? Hanitizer.
Submitted by Deb. M.
Definition: a meal eaten in the morning, first of the day
Used in a sentence: If parents sleep late on Saturday morning, it’s OK for kids to have popstickles for brefkist.
25. Panic cakes
Submitted by Emily C.
Definition: a thin flat cake of batter
Used in a sentence: If parents catch you eating popstickles for brefkist, ask for panic cakes instead.
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