Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by sugarandspice, Nov 2, 2004.

  1. sugarandspice

    sugarandspice Active Member

    i know i keep asking really random questions, but what age do babies start speaking?
  2. Red Elvis

    Red Elvis Active Member

    Babies will usually start putting out recognisable individual words "Mum" , "Dad" etc from 4- 8 months , sometimes a little later.By the age of around 2 this evolves into whats termed "Telegraphic" speech , consisting of prominent words only , but lacking modifiers, articles and ancilliary words.
  3. sugarandspice

    sugarandspice Active Member

    i am so using that in my english essay....if thats ok?!

    when your not whittering on about revolutions your a very handy person to have around you know!
  4. Red Elvis

    Red Elvis Active Member

    I have my uses!!!

    Have postponed the revolution - its raining and there's football on the telly tonight!!
  5. jpbray

    jpbray Member

    The nightmare for most parents is when they learn to say "I want" and "can I have"
  6. Bariman

    Bariman Member

    Not really, the simple answer is NO!
  7. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Modified later on to: "Perhaps, but only if/once . . ." ;)
  8. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    Especially when the demands soar over two octaves of a microtonal scale.

    Only the hard of hearing or the totally deaf can withstand the onslaught.

    Threatening to roast them alive in their own gravy helped occasionally, but not often.
  9. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    You spend the first year of their lives teaching them to walk and talk, then you spend the rest of their lives telling them to shut up and sit down...
    BMB, totally toddlered out today.

    BTW has anyone else read Little Rabbit Foo-Foo? Class!
  10. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    Is that one of Nigella's recipes?
  11. trombelle

    trombelle Member

    Little Rabbitt Foo Foo running through the forest............

  12. Mrs Fruity

    Mrs Fruity Member

    scooping up the fieldmice and bopping them on the head...

    Hours of fun in Rec/Y1
  13. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Along came a Good Fairy, who said :
    "Little Rabbit Foo-Foo, I don't want to see you
    Scooping up all the field-mice
    And bopping them on the head.
  14. Di

    Di Active Member

    followed by : the car keys! :shock:
  15. sugarandspice

    sugarandspice Active Member

    ....ok, so what seemed like a vaguely normal question regarding english coursework has turned into a "everything bad about children" thread!! cant be that bad can they?!!

    -fear not, have handed the coursework in now!! (just!!) so no more random quaestions about babies and mary poppins for a while! :)
  16. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    Down came the good fairy and said "Little Rabbit Foo-Foo, I don't like your attitude...

    Do not call me on children's literature...
  17. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    there's always something vaguely disturbing about children's literature... much better to just give them the latest issue of FHM and leave them to learn about the world...
  18. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    You'd have to be pretty weird to find Thomas the Tank Engine disturbing. Except when read by Ringo Starr...
  19. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    Talking trains?
    The male train dragging around the 2 female carriages, who obviously can't go anywhere without them?
    A Man arguing with a train about it not having a cow catcher?
    A train being derailed in the snow, and lying in the cold for hours?

    All seems pretty disturbing to me... expecially with Ringo!
  20. jpbray

    jpbray Member

    Some of the names of the characters in Captain Pugwash are a bit dubiuos too. But this is a family friendly forum, so I will not elaborate any further.

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