Author Topic: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances  (Read 58976 times)

Mr Larrington

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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #475 on: August 01, 2018, 11:51:26 am »
The real problem is that palaeontology progresses at a rate that renders all your dinosaur knowledge out-of-date by your mid teens, unless you have an professional interest in the field, or smalls of your own to keep you up to date with the current literature.

It is, however, pleasing to note that the term "thagomi[s|z]er" is still current.
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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #476 on: August 01, 2018, 12:03:14 pm »
The real problem is that palaeontology progresses at a rate that renders all your dinosaur knowledge out-of-date by your mid teens, unless you have an professional interest in the field, or smalls of your own to keep you up to date with the current literature.

It is, however, pleasing to note that the term "thagomi[s|z]er" is still current.

Googlepedia suggests that the term was embraced by the palaeontology community after a conference in 1993.  When I was in my mid-teens.  Which is why I'd missed it completely.
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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #477 on: August 01, 2018, 01:04:44 pm »
By diligent googleization I have unearthed a picture from said conference.



See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thagomizer
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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #478 on: August 13, 2018, 03:17:47 pm »
A new house was built next to us at the end of last year and a family moved in with a boy of about three and, now, a month-old baby. The other day mother, baby and toddler were all outside enjoying the sunshine. The little boy had pieces of bark in a large tin can, one of which he offered to me. He explained that he was having a wedding; the pieces of bark were confetti. His mother said "He calls a husband a 'dancing man' and a wife is a 'dancing lady'." I would like to commend these excellent terms to the forum.
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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #479 on: August 22, 2018, 01:10:20 pm »
This is actually a perfectly sensible parent utterance, but there's clearly not going to be enough material for a whole thread of that.
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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #480 on: August 22, 2018, 01:41:06 pm »
Sensible child question getting a sensible adult answer.

Shame such is so unusual...

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« Reply #481 on: October 20, 2018, 06:37:52 am »
Sam, after eating two freeze pops: 'I've got brain freeze.  Will I die?'

Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #482 on: October 22, 2018, 02:43:40 pm »
Andrew had PE on Monday
On Tuesday:-

Me: Did you have PE today?
Andrew (5): Yes.
Me: What, two days running?
Andrew: (well, you can guess what Andrew said)

 :thumbsup:

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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #483 on: November 12, 2018, 06:56:09 pm »
Mum, dad and two little boys ~5 riding along the cycle path. Both kids have huge mud stripes. Dad is saying something about new bikes and the second Little pipes up, "I'm getting big wheels and mudguards. Dad, why don't you have mudguards?"
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Kim

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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #484 on: December 18, 2018, 12:11:57 am »
Friend-of-a-friend's 5 year old after learning about Apartheid and 20th century gender politics: "So when people used to think that women weren't as good as men, were men and women allowed to marry each other?"
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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #485 on: December 18, 2018, 08:25:49 am »
Our walk/cycle around the big lake at Rocester on Sunday had a hurried finish as Andrew rode back to us and announced "I need the toilet!"  On establishing it was a #2, we rapidly bundled him and his brother back into the car and set off for home.  A minute or so later, there was another announcement: "You can slow down now, Mummy, it's gone back up!"  :-\

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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #486 on: December 18, 2018, 09:01:10 am »
He has a great future in Audax.
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« Reply #487 on: December 18, 2018, 09:53:48 am »
Better than the alternative as well.

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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #488 on: January 10, 2019, 08:22:55 pm »
Boy approximately four years old, while walking past some fountains, with wild enthusiasm: "Waterrr! There's waterrr! I love waterrr!"
He was on his way to Za Za Bazaar with his family all dressed up (he was the smallest), so presumably already full of excitement before he saw the fountains.
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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #489 on: February 02, 2019, 12:09:24 pm »
"Grandad, what happened to your hair?"
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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #490 on: February 02, 2019, 07:36:01 pm »
"Grandad, what happened to your hair?"

A few days back, I was telling Nye that everyone has to brush their hair. "Even Grandad?" He asked in amazement. I confirmed that even Grandads, both of whom have limited amounts of hair, brush the hair they have. Which may not take long. They do have beards to maintain though.
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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #491 on: February 02, 2019, 07:55:01 pm »
"Grandad, what happened to your hair?"

A few days back, I was telling Nye that everyone has to brush their hair. "Even Grandad?" He asked in amazement. I confirmed that even Grandads, both of whom have limited amounts of hair, brush the hair they have. Which may not take long. They do have beards to maintain though.

Next week's lesson:  White people with dreadlocks.   ;D
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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #492 on: February 04, 2019, 07:58:29 pm »
"Grandad, what happened to your hair?"

A few days back, I was telling Nye that everyone has to brush their hair. "Even Grandad?" He asked in amazement. I confirmed that even Grandads, both of whom have limited amounts of hair, brush the hair they have. Which may not take long. They do have beards to maintain though.

Next week's lesson:  White people with dreadlocks.   ;D

This is not going to be mentioned. I remember when Jamie had long hair that he wasn't great at looking after. Nye gave him nits. Unbrushable hair is not happening in a house where I wash the towels. I like my towels without pets.
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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #493 on: February 17, 2019, 11:27:36 pm »
On way to swimming lessons today, spotted a bike with "for scrap or to fix" sign - a charge SS which needed tyres pumping up and a new seatpost&saddle. 
#1 child: "That bike just needs a new saddle and mudguards."

Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #494 on: February 19, 2019, 07:33:03 pm »
Andrew (5): So, what's the deal with Theresa May's deal?  (yes, really!)  Is it 'yes' or 'no'?
Mummy: What would you like it to be?
Andrew (5): I'd like it to be yes because I want us to be friends with the other countries.

Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #495 on: February 19, 2019, 08:07:04 pm »
"Grandad, what happened to your hair?"

A few days back, I was telling Nye that everyone has to brush their hair. "Even Grandad?" He asked in amazement. I confirmed that even Grandads, both of whom have limited amounts of hair, brush the hair they have. Which may not take long. They do have beards to maintain though.

Not true. I get my hair cut in a number 4. No need for brushing or combing and the and the same for anyone else with a the same or shorter.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #496 on: February 20, 2019, 10:30:33 am »
"Grandad, what happened to your hair?"

A few days back, I was telling Nye that everyone has to brush their hair. "Even Grandad?" He asked in amazement. I confirmed that even Grandads, both of whom have limited amounts of hair, brush the hair they have. Which may not take long. They do have beards to maintain though.

Not true. I get my hair cut in a number 4. No need for brushing or combing and the and the same for anyone else with a the same or shorter.

Number 4 or shorter doesn't really count for this purpose though. <4 is opting out of having hair. Much like the top of the Grandads' heads.
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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #497 on: February 20, 2019, 12:26:14 pm »
I've wondered... are those numbers some actual unit?  Barleycorns, maybe?  Bound to be something from the firkin-furlong-fortnight-farenheit system...

*googles*

Ah, appears to be standardised on 1/8ths of an inch.  That's practically sensible.
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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #498 on: February 20, 2019, 01:15:22 pm »
I think you need to allow for barber randomisation factor.
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Re: Perfectly Sensible Child Utterances
« Reply #499 on: March 02, 2019, 04:09:40 pm »
"There's an old bike, Daddy!"
I'm not sure whether the small had recognized the label left on it by the council warning of imminent (some time in the next year, maybe) removal, or whether it just looked old. Daddy didn't seem to pay much attention, he was busy herding the smaller small.
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