The American Sandbox Dictionary of Children’s Mispronounced English Review And Giveaway

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The American Sandbox Dictionary of Children’s Mispronounced English

  • Author: Alvin Zamudio
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Reedy Press (September 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933370637
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933370637

Looking back over the years, I recall my very precocious two year old complaining she was hot and needed the ash-con-er. ?Four decades later when I tell the story, she tells me I dropped some syllables. ?Well, live and learn.

I remember monitoring my classes daily for 35 years in the recital of the Pledge of Allegiance. ?You really would not want to know just how many people think the U. S. is “one nation invisible”.

I also remember a rather pretentious man of high rank whose penchant was using words incorrectly. ?It would have been amusing had he not thought he knew it all. ?Luckily, kids are not like him. ?They learn by their mistakes as their faux paux bring smiles to their audiences.

I am mindful that I myself at eleven ?while reading Tom Sawyer could not figure out why there was applesauce in church when the congregation found Tom and Huck were alive.

Vocabulary grows with time and use. ?Most times though words are misused because they are misheard, confused with other words, or just mispronounced. ?What ?little ones mimic ?what they hear (or don’t hear) then repeat often brings smiles to the listener.

Recently I previewed The American Sandbox Dictionary of Children’s Mispronounced English. ?I love the irony that words in this book invoke. ?We see the parrot like innocence of?apple spider, effelent, candy garden, hippobottomless, farmer john, landscraper, and?pew fume. Our sophistication knows with education and experience they will be replaced by apple cider, elephant, kindergarten, hippopotamus, parmesan, landscaper, and perfume.

The American Sandbox Dictionary of Children’s Mispronounced English lists for $12.99 and is available for purchase online.


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23 thoughts on “The American Sandbox Dictionary of Children’s Mispronounced English Review And Giveaway

  1. When I was a child I called candy “dandeen.” My Mom said it was because when I asked for candy she used to give me Dentyne gum. lol

  2. OK here are a couple of my faves that my daughters say:
    I have “Brats” in my hair. (Rats)
    Toaster “Doodles” (Strudels)

  3. I sent this email first as mandatory but it did not post.

    My son always had a funny way of reciting the alphabet: abcdefghijk jello ello p

    jello ello being: lmno

    Thanks for the entries. If this entry is double delete one-thanks!

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