You Want to Eat What?


It’s common for kids to struggle with pronunciation, but it never stops being funny. They say words like cimanimon, lieberry, sammich and pusketi. Today, I heard a new one.

I asked my son, “What would you like for lunch? A burrito or Chef Boyardee?”

After thinking for a moment he replied, “Jeffrey’s ID.”

What? Jeffrey’s ID? Who is Jeffrey and why would he want to eat his ID?

“Can you say that again?” I asked.

“Jeffrey’s ID.”

“Okay… I’ll go grab Jeffrey’s ID and heat it up for you. It might be kind of crunchy though.”

Jeffrey’s ID and Chef Boyardee. I can hear the similarity between the two, but only one of them would I be willing to eat. First of all, I don’t know where Jeffrey’s ID has been and second, I have no idea where to find him.

We did work on his pronunciation and I think he’s got it figured out.

So while he’s enjoying his warm bowl of Jeffrey’s ID, what funny words have you heard children say?

Please feel free to share some laughter in the comments below.

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24 Responses to You Want to Eat What?

  1. LOL! I was sick and Mr. T was little and he said that he needed to be home ‘kidding me’. And I was totally baffled until he goes “when I’m sick you always ‘mommy’ me, so now it’s my turn”

    I think my heart melted!


  2. He passed on a burrito?! Blasphemous in New Mexico. 🙂


  3. markbialczak says:

    Jeffrey’s ID beef ravioli! Yum yum, Me Who.


  4. tildy1 says:

    Funny! I do love a good sammich!


  5. Jeffrey’s ID, can’t top that one!!! HA! 🙂 A nice laugh to start my day. 🙂


  6. Prajakta says:

    Well, as a kid I simply couldn’t pronounce the sound of letters K and G. Provided many an entertaining dinner time gossip.


  7. April says:

    My oldest, when he was 2, came to visit his baby *hector* at the *hop-i-si-tol*


  8. CharleneMcD says:

    My kids had a hard time with lobster, so anytime they wanted to go to Red Lobster they asked if they could go to Lobmonster. We still call it that and it has been over 20 years.


  9. Glynis Jolly says:

    I remember as a kid I couldn’t pronounce aluminum. It would come out as amumalum. The trials and tribulations of being a kid.


  10. NotAPunkRocker says:

    Oh, like me thinking my son was calling cars “gassers” when he was calling drivers a B-word for one of unknown parentage because of my cursing while driving?

    Yeah, your story is a little better and safer 😀


  11. suzjones says:

    I remember my step son couldn’t say the word ‘comfortable’ and one day he was wriggling and wriggling. When he finally stopped he said “Now I’m cumberboot”. We just laughed.
    My grandson this Christmas had a new one for us. Instead of Ninja Turtles, he called them Ranger Turtles. Can’t work that one out.


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