Thursday, September 16, 2010

Kids With Speech Impediments Fan Club Card Carrying Member.



I have no idea how this popped into my head but now I can't get it out.

When I was about 12, I was having a conversation with a a kid from the neighborhood and he was saying, "You've got to see a Playboy magazine. It's loaded with pictures of naked girls."

Well the little brother hears him say that and runs over to us and in the best speech impediment ever asks, "BIG GULLS OR LITTLE GULLS??"

Big Guuuuulls or little guuuuulls. Say it aloud to really grasp the beauty of it.

See. I told you.

I don't know why but I love hearing kids talk with speech impediments. I actually had one myself. I couldn't say "R's". I forget if I did a post about it or not. I'll have to look.

And on a related note our next door neighbor talks like that too. When they got back from Florida I asked her where she went. She said, "We went down to Sea Wode."

I swear I was saying "Sea Wode" for weeks.

(Note that the picture has nothing to do with the post. I saw it while searching for "Speech Impediments" and...well...I fell in love with it and I had to bring it home. Isn't it a beauty?)

14 comments:

FrogCheeks said...

There was a little kid in our neighborhood that we picked on just to hear him say leave me alone.

"Feeb me awone"

We still say it to each other.

Dr Zibbs said...

Haha. And people say I'M mean?

CrotchPains said...

Wust post evuh

Amy, Woman Exploding said...

I still have a lisp like Cindy Brady, Zibbs. I'm pithed off at you!

B.E. Earl said...

I have a great speech impediment story, but it's a little long to leave in a comment. Maybe I'll write it up on my blog one of these days.

T said...

I still call the telephone the dolphin because that's how my brother used to say it. Everyone looks at me strangely when I yell "Dolphin" at the top of my lungs just because the phone is ringing...

My 13 year old had a severe speech defect as a toddler - years of therapy have helped... but I still miss his sweet Cockney accent of childhood... wouldn't want him to have to deal with the teasing of having it forever... but I cherish those old videos.

diane said...

The photo is really sweet. Hey, did you hear the one about the Hooker with a speech impediment?

Na na na na boo boo, look who's mind is in the gutter. John Lee Hooker has a slight speech impediment, I swear.

Dr Zibbs said...

Crotch Pains - call me you dummuy I don't have your new work number.

Son of a Thomas said...

I went to speech classes from 1st to 7th grade for "s" "r" and "w".

Sometimes It slips out and my sentence will come to a screeching halt.

Jessica said...

My youngest sister had a stutter as a small child. One of the therapies used was to clap between each word to give her sentences a rhythm and force out the next word. Ex: What (clap) time (clap) is (clap) dinner?

The clapping was something we all started doing to help her out. She'll be 19 next month and her speech is totally normal, but out of habit she will sometimes tap on her leg between words.

SY said...

I have a soft spot for kids that pronounce "r" as "w"... it just puts a smile on my face

Gwen said...

My favorite kinds of kids are the ones with speech impediments. My high school BFF's youngest still calls me "Gin" with a soft "g". The last time we were all together on a family trip she was working with him to say my name right. I asked her to please stop that.

Tommy Salami said...

My family delights in reminding me that I said "papartment" instead of apartment, and that I not only liked the Aquaman TV show, but that I said he wasn't a dolphin, he was a "porkus."

well read hostess said...

When my son was two and half he was obsessed with Thomas trains. He had two versions of the train named "Percy." One was regular Percy and one was covered in black coal dust. My son hadn't quite mastered his "r's." Hence, when he talked about them, he referred to them as what sounded like "clean Pussy" and "dirty Pussy." We used to invite people over just to have him recite the names of his trains.

Worst parents ever. It's a miracle the kid hasn't developed some kind of permanent stutter.