Thursday, February 07, 2008

Rhyming Game

(Lil'E) I know! Let's play the rhyming game! Let's rhyme duck.

(Euphrony tenses, fearful of the possible letter combinations and preparing to control his own reactions should they arise.)

(Lil'E) duck . . . luck . . . muck . . . stuck . . .

(And so we go, every day. The anticipation of one particular rhyme is killing me.)


Chaotic Hammer said...

Yeah, that's sort of like the old song The Name Game by Shirley Ellis.

Shirley, Shirley bo Birley Bonana fanna fo Firley
Fee fy mo Mirley, Shirley!

Lincoln, Lincoln bo Bincoln Bonana fanna fo Fincoln
Fee fy mo Mincoln, Lincoln!

As kids, it didn't take us very long to figure out (and insert) names that would produce... certain, uh, off-color... results.

Mrs TD said...

Oh, the rhyming's so much fun! My baby brother, concidentally named Jason, loved trucks. When he was about 18 months, he started saying his version of truck, which was "fruck." Needless to say, when he got excited at the store to see a truck go by, his oldest sister, me (by now in my teens), was thoroughly embarrased when passers by stopped to listen to what this little child was saying. I feel completly blessed that Princess TD doesn't like to rhyme the -uck words.

Wayward Son said...


Anonymous said...

Yes the rhyming game....

My friends daughter's favorite thing to rhyme was duck, and she did love to shout it loudly while in stores and restaurants for all to hear!

Cristy said...

We used to play that game in the car, and I found good words to rhyme were light, street and car. We stayed away from rhyming truck.

My 6yo brother-in-law (long story) was playing the Name Game when we went to visit them in October. He was rhyming his grandmother's name, Ruby, and got this embarrassed look of shock, then got the giggles when he got to Ruby, Ruby bo-booby. He also got tickled when he said, Daddy, Daddy, fo-fatty! After seeing us burst out in laughter, he repeated them both many times a day after that...

euphrony said...

Cristy, see that's what I am bracing myself for. If I have minimal reaction, then Lil'E won't decide it is something that would be fun to repeat.

I do try to get her onto other words. But for whatever reason, duck is always her first choice.

Mrs. TD: thanks for dropping by. Is Mr. TD in town, or is he off gallivanting about the country at the moment?

Jeff: I hope you had a good laugh.

C-Ham, as a child you do find certain names that are, uh, interesting when used in The Name Game.

Douglas said...

What is it about Duck? It was my son's first word... I don't get it and I'm not looking forward to when they start playing the rhyming game.

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