Large Family Confusion

September 22, 2012 by Rieshy
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Poor child number seven.  Think of all the sibling names he has to learn, then add in the names of friends of siblings.  For a long time he used his oldest sister's name (Grace) exclusively, as a generic word to express "female sibling" because they all look so stinkingly confusingly alike.

Recently he was trying to tell me about a conversation he had had.  "I was talking to her and,"

"Who is her?" I inquired.

"Well, it was the nice and really pretty girl what was at our house but what doesn't belong here."

Oh, in other words, not a sister.

 This morning, he was talking to his dad and mentioned that the chain had come off of his bike.  He explained that, "I asked someone in our family, what is a girl, to fix it but she said she couldn't."

Smiling his father asked, "Did you ask the tall girl that looks like Grace?"

"No, the one what looks like Sarah." was the thoughtful reply.

Victory.

We are growing up.  As for using "what" incorrectly as a relative pronoun, we still have a ways to go.



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2 comments:

Melanie said...

Love this one! Sam called Claire "that" for the longest time and he only had one sibling to learn.

Susan Tipton said...

I guess that is better than "it".

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