Kids have the cutest ways of talking about stuff – they just describe things as they see them, and even if they’re technically wrong, somehow you’re sitting there wondering if it hasn’t been called that all along.
And these 15 kids really have hit the nail on the head.
15. Yes, I like it.
I’ll take a dozen.
My 4 year old calls the swatter the ‘wasp spanker’.
— Kirsty Kittens (@kirsty_kittens) May 30, 2018
14. Beautiful and morbid at the same time.
That’s my kind of girl.
My daughter just called a cemetery a person garden. I'm not even sure what she thinks is happening there.
— Broken Puppet 🏡☕ (@java_assassin) June 18, 2020
13. A spooky, seasonal treat.
They are pretty scary.
A friend’s 5yo was wailing about seeing “flamingo witches” after watching the National Geographic channel. Took a little while to figure out she was talking about vultures.
— jillian (@jilliank245) May 30, 2018
12. I can get on board with that.
I’m getting more powerful by the day, people.
My 3-year-old calls my gray hairs "wizard hair."
I'm not getting older.
Just more powerful.
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) June 27, 2017
11. That explains why he never wanted to go in there.
I don’t like to eat in the fancy room, either.
We didn’t realize until my son was about 6 years old that he thought the room adjacent to the living room was called the dying room. Ooops.
— Paula Kampf (@paulakampf) May 30, 2018
10. $10 says she becomes a Pixar animator some day.
My daughter, when she was five, called my ex-husband’s grays “people rust.”
— The Real Ebony Queen (@DRealEbonyQueen) June 27, 2017
9. This is just straight up hilarious.
No one that age wants a wig!
When my son lost a few of his baby teeth within a short period of time, he said, “If this keeps up I’ll have to get wig teeth!”
— Catherine Ketcham (@cmketcham) May 30, 2018
8. It’s about to be Halloween eagle season.
So long, Pumpkin Spice. You had a good run.
My friend’s 5-year-old just saw a crow and called it a “Halloween eagle.”
And a child shall lead us. It is known. This is the new name for the bird-formally-known-as-crow. You know what to do, @MerriamWebster.
— Tessa Dare (@TessaDare) May 30, 2018
7. I mean it makes sense.
You have an armpit, so….
When my daughter was a toddler she pointed to the back of her knee and told me she had a bug bite on her leg pit.😂 Then my son,(8 yrs younger), as a toddler learning how to scrub up asked “Do I scrub my leg pits too?” I think it’s funny that they both called it the same thing.
— C (@hotwirefences) May 30, 2018
6. This is downright adorable.
Who doesn’t love a good cowboy?
When our son was little, he called a harmonica a “cowboy trumpet”.
— Suzanne Blakeman (@SuzanneBlakeman) May 30, 2018
5. Would you like your tacos floppy or hard?
I like all the tacos.
I couldn’t think of the word tortilla and asked for the “taco flops.” My son liked it so much he re-labeled the bag. And so shall they ever be.
— Ellen Devlin (@ellendev_author) May 30, 2018
4. That’s quite the turn of phrase.
A little poet, there.
My daughter once referred to dreams as “The Stories In My Eyes”
— lama-j spelt bakword (@lama_j) May 30, 2018
3. I mean, that’s exactly what it is.
I love the parents who have now called it that forever.
My son used to call the floor below the ground floor the “spacement” – and it was so named forevermore
— Tobin Truog (@ttruog) May 30, 2018
2. I think I love rhinoceroses now.
As if I didn’t before.
A friend’s 5 yr old saw a rhino and called it a “Battle Unicorn”. Can we let 5 yr olds christen new species please?
— Zoe’s Zoo (@ZoesZooYouTube) May 30, 2018
1. I don’t care what you call them, as long as you fry them.
I will hear no arguments to the contrary.
My son calls ravioli “pasta pockets”
— Shaniggli (@shaniggli) May 30, 2018
I’m definitely adopting some of these names in our house!
What’s the funniest and most accurate name your child has ever called something? I want more adorableness in the comments!