The following are several of LO's best uses of English:
- Who's that? Meaning: At what am I currently pointing, Mother? I am asking, not because I do not know, but because I enjoy our little interplay here. Common usage: When reading The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss (which is what LO calls the book--The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss, because authorship is important), he will ask me "Who's that?" of every object that the Cat balances upon himself while playing Up-Up-Up with a Fish.
- No NOT! Meaning: That is absolutely counter to my preferences and I simply will not stand for it! Common Usage: Me: "LO, it's time for your bath." LO: (running) "No NOT!" Additional information: This phrase is often paired with a "these are not the droids you're looking for" hand wave. (Between the wave and the usage of 90s era Wayne's Worldisms, it's clear that LO has his finger on the pulse of his parents' pop culture.)
- He's cross. Meaning: He looks mad. Etymology: LO has watched far more Thomas and Friends than is healthy, and he has taken in many Thomasisms. This is the funniest/most British. Common usage: "Mom, the fish cross!" in reference to the fish in The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss.
- My hurts! Meaning: Some portion of my anatomy is hurting because of a minor and/or imaginary flesh wound. For reasons known only to myself, I do not specify which portion of my anatomy with my words, and instead hold said portion aloft while repeating "My hurts!" Additional information: My hurts are healed via Mom kisses, which means Mom has a super power.
- Happy to sleep. Meaning: Sleeping. Common usage: LO: "Mom, where is BB?" Me: "Oh, he's upstairs." LO: "BB happy to sleep?"
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