Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Vocabulary Lessons

The boys are great at inventing words... here are three of my latest favorites:

Homme à bulle :
[literally, bubble man] Benjamin's pronunciation of "somnambule," a sleepwalker. When he figured out we were laughing at his pronunciation, he corrected it to "homme à boule" [literally, ball man]

Eparpouillé :
From the verb "éparpiller", "to scatter", comes Noah's latest favorite, which seems to mean the same as the original, but it can apply to "scattered" behavior as well.

Contagionner :
[the act of being contagious] Like when Benjamin tells Noah, "Ne me touche pas, tu vas me contagionner !" [Don't touch me, you will contagious me!]

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