Saturday, November 1, 2008

Word Break Error

Word Break Error: noun. When a child breaks words into sections, causing a misunderstanding.

Our neighbor's tween daughter was visiting this evening. She was sitting on the floor and playing with the dog, when Monkey Son #1 asked her where she lives.

"I live across the street," she replied.

"Yes, she's Ms. ____'s daughter. Ms.____ and Ms.____ are her sisters," I told him. "Where do you live?"

"I live here," he answered.

"What's your address?" I pressed.

Monkey Son #1 looked at our neighbor's daughter. "She's not wearing a dress. She's wearing...uh, shorts."

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