There are a many words that my six year old (holy crap my kid is six already!!!) mispronounces and some of them, I just refuse to correct her on. Most of them, actually. I'm not trying to do her a disservice here, but why correct her when I much prefer her version of them? Also, I try to recognize that my kid has really only been speaking English for 4 years and there is so much to learn. Lot's of tedious details that she hasn't quite mastered. So when she hears a word spoken very quickly, naturally she's going to process it with her own logic and reproduce it how her brain sees fit. My number one example is also my favorite.
Covered's: This is how her brain reproduced the odd word, "Cupboards". We normally call them cabinets, but we have one in our house that we all refer to as the "snack cupboard". Her mind tells her that these shelves of pretzels and fruit snacks are covered up by doors. Therefore, we shall call them "covered's". Doesn't that make far more sense than "cup-boards"? I vote for Sasha's version of that one.
She has a few others that I love too. I feel like these words are getting harder and harder for me to pronounce properly. I like her versions so much and I hear them so frequently that they seem correct somehow.
Pop-lee-er = popular
Reg-lee-er = regular
Ree-dic-lee-ous = ridiculous
Wa-ther = water
Bu-ther = butter. "Should I get out the buther mother?"
A long time ago I read a great Facebook post from a girl, Mindi, that I've known forever. Her daughter's favorite doughnuts are "blazed". This cute kid must have heard the word "glazed" once, rejected it in her mind and replaced it with "blazed". Needless to say, Mindi will never correct her. And why should she? I can't imagine anything going better with a delicious doughnut than the giggle you'd get hearing this kid say "blazed" doughnut.