Wednesday, April 29, 2015

New Word Wednesday

Now - before I start this I want you to 
remember something-
I do NOT SWEAR on my blog-
I just don't.

I don't like to offend anyone
SO-if you are 
EASILY OFFENDED
you might want to move to another blog today.
However,
I think MOST OF YOU will see
the humor in this.

My son was about 3-1/2 and he was standing
outside with the neighbor
(who he called GRUMP-PA for obvious reasons)
when a rescue squad went by.
Apparently, GRUMPpa said-
There goes that damn ambulance.
Here is your 
NEW WORD for WEDNESDAY.

DAMBULANCE!
It is composed of TWO WORDS
Damn & Ambulance.
Mama's Boy thought that was the 
REAL NAME of this!
He would say...
Look, Mama!
Here comes the DAMBULANCE!

He was a REAL HIT in church school!
It took us TWO YEARS to convince him
that it was JUST an
AMBULANCE!

So--YOU can choose whether (or not) 
you would like
to incorporate this 
NEW WORD
into your vocabulary this week.

You all have a great day.
I am going out to try and eradicate some
DAMDELIONS!

your photo name

69 comments:

janzi said...

How amusing for that word to be conjured up by your darling boy.. When mine were little, Rebecca used to called double decker buses, youve guessed it... double becca buses, Dan used to call the grown up underpants.. wonderpants, and Gaby used to say what a froggy day it is today... and Chris used to say delishwas.. but cannot remember what the last one said.... but all of the kids are they are learning language have the most interesting take on words, and such fun to hear and remember them.. I loved the one your son said, will write that down to remember ha ha... its a wet and windy day here, and after all the sunshine last week, the temps have dropped again.. When we have fine weather early in the year, it often happens that we do not get a proper summer time with warmth and sunshine.. I h ope thats not the case this year... Meanwhile I am recovering from Shingles and taking it easy, which is why I am in blogland enjoying delightful posts like your one*** x

Kathy said...

This is such a cute story. I don't think I'll be using that word, though. Might not go over well at the Elder's Wives Meeting. Ha, ha! Love your little Wednesday series.

Richella Parham said...

Hilarious! I'm grateful for dambulances, but I must say I don't like the circumstances in which we've had to use them. . . so I like his word! :)

Nancy's Notes said...

Dambulances, that is just too cute! Kids can say the funniest things, oh my!

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

If you are the one the ambulance is coming for, then . . . Dambulance is appropriate! Smart kid.

carolann said...

That is funny. My daughter need material for me to make a Halloween costume by noon hour last day.
She was same age your son was . It urned out that shw was saying. Manerial. I need you to get manerial. Instead of material.

So the Lord was on my side. I figured it out half hour before school. . Thank goodness for bed sheets.

I grabbed a bed sheet and scissors a belt. Made her face quickly into some kind of funny facial whatever. . I said now get to school. Was only a couple of minutes the way she ran. Daddy long legs. She was already a champion on races and all events on field day activity in sports. She came home at 4 oclock and said she won second in the costume contest. I said what did you call yourself. The Manerial girl. Ha-ha. Perfect. Funny she still could not say Material even then. Teacher thought it was funny. Got her second price. So laughing at your sons choice of words.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

My damdelions are also in full bloom and someone might have to call the dambulance to get me up off the ground after I dig them up.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

That is so cute Diana! I hope you have a lovely day!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

I LOVE the damdelions comment!!! Still smiling! I'm hopping over to her blog...I don't know her but she's a hoot!
see what you start :-P

Cranberry Morning said...

Obviously, Grumpa never learned the song, 'Oh Be Careful Little Mouth What You Say' in Sunday School! :-)) Your boy was cute even then. :-)

Amber ~ The French Pressed Home said...

LOL! Thanks for the chuckle!

Kathy @ Smile for no Reason said...

The damdelions comment is hilarious. :) Love starting my mornings with your blog. Have a great day!!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Kids say the darndest things....have a great day...hugs...

Kimberly~Nutbrown Cottage said...

Haha! Little ears pick everything up, don't they? I doubt I'll need to use that word today, but I'll probably think it every time I see an ambulance now! Thanks! lol

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

I'm smiling, very cute one! Have a wonderful day in your garden getting rid of "Damelions"" Ha Ha I'm going to use that one!
xoxo,
Vera

Nellie said...

Love it, Diana! Good luck with those "damdelions!" xo Nellie

Kim said...

That's ridiculous! When my kids were small there was a show on tv about an underwater community and they had a "clambulance". We still call it that. Silly kids! ;) Have fun in the yard. At least there's no snow!

Kelley said...

In Missouri, they actually have a Dam Donut Store, but of course it's not a c*rse word. (When I absolutely must include a c*rse word on my blog, I use asterisks instead the vowels-- even for the word s*x because of p*rn sites. Don't wanna be one...)

Lol: NOT offended! *wink* Our daughter at 3 once combined two pastors' names: Brother Blunt and Brother Bentley. "Look," she said, "there's Brother BUTLEY!"

Have a wonderful Wednesday. I hope you don't see or hear OR NEED an d*mbulance today!

Hugs,
Kelley~

Judy said...

When my brother (who is now a preacher) was little, it was the custom to have the preacher over to eat from time to time. When it was my family's turn to host lunch for him, they brought along their little daughter who was my brother and sister's (they are twins) age....the two girls ran outside ahead of my brother who was loaded down with toy trucks and the door slammed in his face. He very calmly turned to around and said "someone come open this damn door"! My Southern mama about died! Another story that comes to mind is when my BFF picked up one of her grandsons at day care one day and riding down the road he shouted out the "F" word....when BFF said "where did you hear that" he said "Bob the Builder"! Now I don't believe Bob the Builder uses the "F" word but that's is story and he's sticking to it!

Susie said...

Diana, I laughed...It's all innocent. So funny, even the Grump pa. My husband and I would laugh at our daughter Karen. When she was around three years of age..she could not do "T" sound very will...but could pronounce her "F"'s very well....so you know what she called the fire trucks. Hint, she started each work with an F. :):) I love Kelley's word too. LOL. When I just need to cuss and you know we all do at times...I just say hossenphefers., Spelling this is iffy. It's what Yosemite Sam calls Bug Bunny.:) You sure gets some walking in on your job. xoxo,Susie

Jen Kershner said...

Ha! Thanks for the much needed laugh this morning! I love the things that kids say. Like the time little Emma was trying to write the word fun at a restaurant and keep just repeating the first two letters at top volume over and over while her mortified, hysterically laughing family tried to quiet her. Which of course just made her louder F-U! ;0

Attic Clutter said...

ha.. well that was very mild Diana (:)
the funny thing is my little grandson who is 6 now.. has always and still does say
grandpa..the same way...GRUMP-PA
we always get tickled to hear it..
it sounds like he is saying grandpa is grumpy (:)
hugs,Patty

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Too cute! So funny about him taking the word to church school too. Lol! Good luck with your damdelions! Hee hee!

Jen @ The Light Laughed said...

Too cute...that wasn't bad at all, you had me worried.

When I was a nanny to a sweet little 4 year old he couldn't say truck, but was enamoured of them...loudly exclaiming "f" instead of truck. And he was loud! Many red faces on my part until he could control his words...lol.

Jen

tammy j said...

oh no! i LOVE damdelions!!!!
at least he could say his tr's ... my husband when he was two years old squealed with excitement... fire f . . k! fire f . . k!
my inlaws prayed for no fires in public until he reached a more suitable age and ability to pronounce truck.

Laurie said...

LOL! I love it. Kids can say the cutest things and truly believe they are real. When Sawyer was younger, he used to say all kinds of crazy things. For instance, he has an uncle named Wade. One day, someone said something about 'my uncle Wade'....Sawyer heard and believed this to be his name.....Mycawave. Ha!

Jettie said...

Leave the Damdelions alone, they are food for honey bees until other things start blooming

Junkchiccottage said...

LOL!!! You just crack me up Girl!!!! Just crack me up!!!!
Kris

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

So funny, Diana! I love how kids hear words! Once we were going through St Louis and my mother said to my children, "Look at the Arch, kids!" My daughter got quiet and then said, "Grandma, what's an archkid?" Gotta love those memories...

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

That is another cute one! :)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

That is another cute one! :)

20 North Ora said...

Isn't it strange how they can hear a word like that but not something we want them to learn? So funny!

Judy

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh how funny - kids will be kids. Good luck with your weed pulling. I just came in after pulling weeds and putting down a drip mist hose. Going to be 90, so I had to quit or have heat exhaustion. Have to get the house in order for my little 10 year old boy that I watch while his mother teaches school. Have a great day.
xxoo
Mary

Debbie Harris said...

haha! We live in the mountains so I rarely hear the dambulance.
I will certainly remember that new word when I see or hear one.
Funny thing is ~ my spell check is telling me NOT to use it. :)

Enjoy picking those lovely yellow flowers that the children love so well.

Debbie

Consider It All Joy said...

But Dam-de-lions are so pretty! :)

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

kids say the cutest things...until they say them at Church :)

Debby said...

So funny. Love his cute hair. xo

Anonymous said...

Hilarious! I guess if the ambulance was coming for me, it would not be dambulance!

Kelly said...

That's so funny! That reminds me of the time my son was little and we asked him if he wanted to go the movie theater to see a movie. For some reason, he thought we were saying the-ater not theater. So he called it that for a while too.

Adam said...

When I was in kindergarten I got in trouble for saying the word "rock". I guess everyone thought I said the "f" word, everyone sure seemed to know what a cuss word was except me.

I was a good boy

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

That's funny! When my daughter was close to 3 yrs. old I reacted to something and used a colorful word whiile we were in the car and it took me a week to get her to stop repeating it!! The dambulance just went by my house btw!!

Linda said...

LOL I bet he was a hit in school. One of my sons could not pronounce Ds.....We lived in the country and during winter time he warned me to be careful so we wouldn't end up in the 'bitch..

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Oh boy the laugh this one brought! Our son when he was just learning to talk couldn't say the "t" sound, and instead could only say "f"... so truck became.... and I won't say it... but it was not good! I spent a lot of time teaching him how to say truck properly, and oh happy day, when he finally figured out the "t" sound! I am really enjoying your new word Wednesday! :)

BeachGypsy said...

All of your grands are so cute and full of personality......we can see where they get it!! Ha! LOL

Cozy Little House said...

Kids do say the darndest things. Maybe you should make a bouquet of the dandelions and bring them inside.
Brenda

Ellie VanCaster said...

OMGosh-this one should be easy to use this week (at least under my breath anyhoo)

cathy, 1929 Charmer Cottage said...

Too cute, but to be honest I need not help in swearing.. hubs says sometimes I sound like a truck driver. BUT from now on I will be calling it a dambulance,,,too cute not to use.

Beemie said...

How cute...and not offended...hopefully there is never a blended word that involves a fire truck...that one might may me nervous....it is all in fun.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

OMW, this is so---- cute! I know his teachers doubled over with laughter- in the hall that is!

LV said...

Nothing like a child to say it like it is.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Sounds about right to me. It's what I think every time one goes screaming past my window LOL
xo
Laura

Chatty Crone said...

That unfortunately sounds like a word that might be learned via my husband to my grandson. lol

cynthia lee designs said...

Kids just say it like it is. Too cute!
~Cindy

living from glory to glory said...

Hello, Now that was so funny; really what is a little boy to do when Grandpa calls it has he sees it! Funny how that all comes about!
Hugs, Roxy

Pom Pom said...

Cute! Our Jenny called hand me downs handy downs. We use that term now. Kids are so funny!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, that's a cute story, Diana. And I like the word GRUMPpa too. :~)

love, ~Sheri

Rose L said...

LOL I think Damdelions is even better!

Renee said...

cute

Gypsy Heart said...

Out of the mouths of babes ~ :)

xo
Pat

Janet said...

That's hilarious. I've been sitting here for over 10 minutes reading nearly everyone's comments. LOL When my son was 3 yrs old he liked helicopters but he couldn't say it....he would say....ahh ca ca. Ca ca like poo poo? lol It was a good try though. :)

Kids are funny. We had a few damdelion fuzzies in the yard the yesterday. The wind came last night and blew them away. Just boring stems sticking up out of the ground now.
Take care, Janet W

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Diana, although I, personally, am not easily offended, if you read my last post I mulled over a million times before I used H***, in case it might offend anybody. So far I haven't gotten any feed back to that effect so I guess it passed. I just hope I don't have to say anytime soon, Oh, H*** here come that dambulance! Really, too cute..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Feral Turtle said...

Hehe that is so funny. I kinda like Grumpa too. There never seems to be a shortage of those cranky old guys around! Ahhhhh those damdelions. Thats exactly what they are! Cheers.

Ron said...

Damn! Kids say the dardest things, don't they???? Damn! xo

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

So funny...love Ron's comment!
Blessings,
Cindy

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

LOL! Cute story! Hey, I have a lot of those damdelions in my yard too, in case you run out! I think pretty soon, the crapgrass will be coming up as well! LOL! Have a great day! Hugs, Leena

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Hilarious! xoxo Su

Carla from The River said...

LOL - I love New Word Wednesday!
Good luck with the dandelions. Or you could pick them and take in a bunch of bouquets into the VA :-))
xx oo
Carla

Laurel Stephens said...

So funny and cute!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Bah HA HA! Love it!