My chickens and I are very good at this. You could SWEAR that you hear something one way, when actually it's another.
Oldest chicken has taken to using the word "atomically" for "automatically." She swears up and down that "automatically" has too many syllables.
Middle chicken used to sing a line from a Macy Gray song. The line goes: "My world crumbles when you are not there." She still sings: "I blow bubbles when you are not there." I like her version better.
But baby chicken has everyone beat. When she was five years old, she had a friend in her class who got a chocolate gift for Valentine's Day. She hurriedly rushes out to meet me when the final bell rang exclaiming that her friend received "horsey kisses." I believe I said "WHAT?" about three times before she becomes exasperated and says, "You know! Those chocolate things wrapped in silver."
Or when she has a sore in her mouth and tells me she has "kangaroo sores." *ahem* Canker sores. lmao
She was using this one up until last week when I had to correct her so her friends wouldn't make fun of her. Baby chicken just shrugs and says, "I like 'kangaroo sores' better." So be it.
Who am I to argue?
1 month ago