July 20, 2009

singular and plural

My wife and I have been trying hard to teach our 3 year old daughter the difference between singular and plural. You know, one bird, many birds.. shit like that. You know how difficult it is. But for Regine, it is simply by conveniently adding an ‘s’ to a word to make it plural.

Yesterday, Emily was making a remark about a horse on a TV program and Regine heard her. With the same corrective tone and expression she learned from her mother, she was quick to correct the ‘mistake’…

“Mommy, only ONE. You don’t say ‘horse’. You say ‘whore’. Say it.”

Apparently, my daughter thought the ‘s’ in ‘horse’ is the marker of a plural word (she actually pronounced ‘horse’ as ‘whores’)… So, naturally, the singular of ‘horse’ should be ‘whore’. You know, she would have been right if she’s actually referring to a real prostitute there… but that’s just overly optimistic…

*smacks head*

michaelooi  | 3-of-us  | 

6 Comments to “singular and plural”

  1. kate says:

    your daughter is so cute lol!

  2. t0ts says:

    fun with puns eh… :p ahh, the wonders of the english language

  3. jasonl says:

    Lol, that’s funny! Mommy must have dropped her jaw.

  4. littleComma says:

    :P luckily this didn’t take place in public or she wasn’t trying to correct her teachers instead of mummy. lol

  5. bongkersz says:

    HAHAHAHA! Regine is so cute! You must be proud of her dude! :D

  6. MT says:

    Regine is too cute for words man! :D

    Seen something like this, but much much worse happen in public… This kid goes up to his mother and says “Mommy we want more incest in the house! Its very nice!” The mother’s face was priceless as she tried to explain to all the shocked people that her son meant INCENSE (joss-sticks) and not INCEST! :lol:

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