One moment a child might cry because a microwave ate his lunch, the next they're spitting out words so beautiful, not even a poet could make them up. A couple of days ago, Tessa Dare was chilling at Newport Beach with her friend Jill Baetiong and her two daughters, Mia and Bridget. It was then when the 5-year-old Mia described the crow as a "Halloween eagle."

"And a child shall lead us. It is known," Tessa tweeted, sharing the term. "This is the new name for the bird-formally-known-as-crow. You know what to do, Merriam Webster." Admiring the creativity, parents turned to Twitter with their own. Thus, we now know that rhino could just as well be called a battle unicorn. Or ravioli should be sold as pasta pockets instead.

Tessa was already aware of this ability that a lot of children have. "I have two kids of my own, a 14-year-old daughter and an 11-year-old son," she told Bored Panda. "Some objects they renamed when they were younger were "Santa-tizer" for hand sanitizer and "pupcakes". My son was in 2nd grade before he figured out they were actually "cupcakes” — I forbade anyone in the family from correcting him because it was too cute."

"Children learn language by drawing connections and filling in blanks, so I think it’s natural for them to invent descriptions and comparisons that we adults never see," the woman added. "As a professional writer, I wish I could recapture the inventiveness of language that Mia and other children have!"

From the thread (which was amazing and continues to grow), Tessa's favorites were the other renamed animals. "Battle unicorns" (rhinos) and "Flamingo Witches" (vultures). Oh, and bed-skins instead of sheets. "That's so spot-on, it's a bit unsettling!"

More info: Twitter (Cover image: Justus Vermaak)

#1

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

ZoeJTuinman Report

Ladies and Gentlemen 8 months ago

Sadly these "Battle Unicorns" are fighting a lost battle against human cruelty.

View More Replies...
View more comments

#2

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

Terra George Report

Ladies and Gentlemen 8 months ago

Hell yeah. Summarized it perfectly.

View more comments

#3

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

lama_j Report

Ladies and Gentlemen 8 months ago

Not bad, actually if you think about it, its pretty accurate.

View More Replies...
View more comments

#4

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

jilliank245 Report

JillVille 8 months ago

Flamingo witches. Perfect!

View more comments

#5

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

janna_rpw Report

Ladies and Gentlemen 8 months ago

Much better then being called BUSH. Imagine a family conversation - "John - Go clean your bush, its looking gross"

View More Replies...
View more comments

#6

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

Susan Lee Stedman Report

Tarjo T 8 months ago

In Indonesian language we call HOSPITAL, "Sick House".

View More Replies...
View more comments

#7

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

TessaDare Report

Laugh Fan 8 months ago

That will be formally known as Lord Crow thank you, but his friends can call him Halloween Eagle.

View more comments

#8

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

shaniggli Report

Aqua Sky 8 months ago

It literally is PASTA POCKETS!

View More Replies...
View more comments

#9

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

TheNitiest Report

DE Ray 8 months ago

And in other news, a lost hiker was mauled to death by party dogs...

View More Replies...
View more comments

#10

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

msjennywatson Report

Sidonie Alber 8 months ago

Actually in german they are calles "Hand shoes". Close enoughe

View More Replies...
View more comments

#11

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

ActuallyLW Report

Max 8 months ago

Here is my resume and the list of all books I've read, and I would like to apply for the job of Librarir!

View More Replies...
View more comments

#12

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

flsoccermommy22 Report

Sol Connor 8 months ago

My son invented a similar one, yesternight. He said if there was a yesterday there should be a yesternight.

View More Replies...
View more comments

#13

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

brettspiel Report

Zanthe 8 months ago

Some people sing too much and too loud. And the outcome isn't artistic.

View More Replies...
View more comments

#14

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

Alicia Anne Creger Report

Cousin_Nigel 8 months ago

Wait its not a stove pot???!!!

View More Replies...
View more comments

#15

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

JaniceSimon Report

Ladies and Gentlemen 8 months ago

My 7-yr old Niece once called our neighborhood cemetery - "Obstacle course for the running souls". I shivered at the thought.

View More Replies...
View more comments

#16

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

SuzanneBlakeman Report

Nini Meow 8 months ago

Hiw cute!

View more comments

#17

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

KCrechriou Report

Dian Ella Lillie 8 months ago

Oh, that's beautiful imagery! I am mightily impressed!

#18

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

Starla Black Report

JillVille 8 months ago

My daughter was 2 when she renamed "no frills" the grocery store. She called it "the banana store" due to the bananas on the sign. It made sense and stuck for years. As a teen she asked me why I call it the banana store still. Habit kiddo, lol

View More Replies...
View more comments

#19

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

Sara "Mikoa" Ebare Report

Daria B 8 months ago

Well, given that they emit hot air outside, she's not so wrong.

View More Replies...
View more comments

#20

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

lynnxxxxxxxxx Report

Laugh Fan 8 months ago

Why has it become all about the eyebrows? I'm blonde, mine are invisible without dye and even then are a bit wispy and pathetic. Can't we make it all about another feature so that I can join in?

View More Replies...
View more comments

#21

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

Jessica Mn Report

Zanthe 8 months ago

Agreed.

View more comments

#22

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

erdoland Report

BusLady 8 months ago

At first, I thought "Boo-boo trucks" meant vehicles that had been in a wreck. :-)

View More Replies...
View more comments

#23

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

a_resistress Report

Laugh Fan 8 months ago

My father always called them the Dead Centre of whatever town we were passing. Yeah, yeah dad.

View More Replies...
View more comments

#24

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

Courtney Welch Report

Dana Dara 8 months ago

When my sister was three she would ask to be held because her "legs were dizzy". She was just tired of walking.

View more comments

#25

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

Annabel Edwards Report

Blue Cicada 8 months ago

Rolli polli rice is beautiful. I'm still not eating it, though.

View More Replies...
View more comments

#26

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

lukatate Report

Nini Meow 8 months ago

He is definitely fasting places!

View more comments

#27

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

Brittany Elliot Report

Nancy Seton 8 months ago

He's not wrong on that.

View More Replies...
View more comments

#28

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

Chantal Schweizer Report

BusLady 8 months ago

Imaginative. Stuff goes in and comes out of both!

View more comments

#29

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

Kelly Crew Rizzo Report

Ladies and Gentlemen 8 months ago

Give her a medal and ofcourse a cheesy omelope!

View more comments

#30

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

The_AngryGiant Report

Nini Meow 8 months ago

All the pups'd agree with her.. so will the kitties...

View More Replies...
View more comments

#31

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

kree104 Report

athornedrose 8 months ago

my little sister always did that. "they must have cloud machines!"

View more comments

#32

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

ggerrietts Report

Alia G. 8 months ago

Ha ha, my little sister was the opposite, she called headphones “soundmuffs”

#33

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

RainbowBriteKM Report

Ladies and Gentlemen 8 months ago

1.5 year old said that ???? He is going places xD!

View more comments

#34

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

erinmorgantate Report

Moo Moo Futch 8 months ago

Or Shush Mutts

View more comments

#35

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

Kristin Zimmerman Report

Nini Meow 8 months ago

🤣 rofl

View more comments

#36

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

Jenna Peranteau Report

Kath Leen 8 months ago

coz u eat lunch and chat with your friends at lunchateria... XD

View more comments

#37

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

Umpqua Report

Joseph Barnett 8 months ago

I call flour tortillas, burrito skins!

View more comments

#38

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

samara1538 Report

diane a 8 months ago

I have a phobia re "sting flowers" - age 7 i fell flat on my face on a cut down nettle bed - wearing a vest and shorts -what a mess!! -- they are just evil

View More Replies...
View more comments

#39

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

TarquinMalarkey Report

Taryn Wallace 8 months ago

My friends daughter used to call them "the white broccoli"

View More Replies...
View more comments

#40

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

Tesa Mclntish Report

Kath Leen 8 months ago

ooh yes...speed-DOOMinator

View more comments

#41

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

Report

cwa92464 8 months ago

Just like mom

View More Replies...
View more comments

#42

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

Shayna Thornsbury Report

Laugh Fan 8 months ago

I've heard that one a few times so it must make some sense!

View more comments

#43

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

Maria Leaman Report

SnowyLynx 8 months ago

Well there ya go

View more comments

#44

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

SongInventionKM Report

Nini Meow 8 months ago

One calls "ankles" "wrist of her leg".. your kid calls "wrists" "hand ankles"... I believe they complement each other!

View More Replies...
View more comments

#45

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

Alicia Smith-Turley Report

Laugh Fan 8 months ago

Slightly less scary than bug-faced rats!

View More Replies...
View more comments

#46

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

Stephanie Neuheardt Report

BusLady 8 months ago

I would probably call it that myself.(NYC)

View more comments

#47

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

jaberson Report

Nini Meow 8 months ago

They are relative..

View more comments

#48

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

Report

Juana 8 months ago

Just don't call it the dry hamper store

View More Replies...
View more comments

#49

Creative-Kids-Vocabulary-Twitter-Tessa-Dare

clarbar Report

Eva Mason 8 months ago

Once, my younger sister couldn’t remember what the Outlet Malls were called, so she called them “the Electric Malls”

View more comments

#50

This submission is hidden. Click here to view.