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Parents Are Trolling Their Kids By Teaching Them Random Complex Words And The Stories Are Too Hilarious
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Parents Are Trolling Their Kids By Teaching Them Random Complex Words And The Stories Are Too Hilarious

What were your first words? Chances are it was mama or papa, and for parents, it’s always a favorite story to tell. But as toddlers start to develop their speech a little, some parents and family members like to have a little fun with them and teach them to say random things and complex words.

It all started when Dutch Tumblr user Marina, AKA theoceanempress shared her story about the time she taught her little cousin to say ‘tax benefits.’ “It was a hilarious sight to see a little funny toddler waddling around the house, wearing a big diaper, all the while yelling, “TAX BENEFITS!!!!” She said.

Cousin Lianne is now 15 years old, and the story still comes up at every family meeting. “The actual word I taught her was “belastingvoordeel,” Marina told Bored Panda. “And that’s the funny word that keeps getting shouted randomly.” But why this word? “There’s a Spongebob episode where Spongebob said that word to sound more grown-up, I think? I think in English, he said ‘tax exemption,’ but in the Dutch dub, he said ‘belastingvoordeel,’ which means tax benefits! So I thought it would be funny to teach it to my little cousin.”

People quickly jumped on the story to share hilarious examples of their own, as the post quickly went viral. Apparently trolling toddlers with hard words is a very popular thing to do. Teaching gnarly vocabulary is never a bad thing, however, and planting linguistic seeds into the fertile brains of the young smart kids may one day bear rich lyrical fruit!

Scroll down to check out some of the unexpected baby words for yourself and tell us, what are the funniest things you’ve heard come out of a toddler’s mouth? Let us know in the comments!

It all started when Tumblr user theoceanempress shared her story about the time she taught her little cousin to say ‘tax benefits’

Image credits: theoceanempress

People quickly jumped on the story to share hilarious examples of their own

Others were glad people shared such amazing stories and were sad they hadn’t thought of it sooner

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d r e a m w o r l d
Community Member
4 years ago

My mom never really cared about censoring herself around me. One day when I was 4 I was eating a hot dog at the beach and a seagull stole it so I screamed "WHAT THE FUCK, BITCH?!" Mom just started laughing hysterically...

Wanda Queen
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4 years ago

I never censored myself much either. My daughter is almost 18 now and she swears around us, but not other adults. And my son is way more conservative at 13 then I am at 45 and wouldn't dream of uttering a bad word. So funny....

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André Brasil
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4 years ago

I’m Brazilian, and somebody has taught my 7 year-old daughter to say “hipopotomonstrosesquipedaliofobia”, which is the Portuguese word for phobia of long words (kind of an irony). She’s been repeating that for years, just for fun.

Ben
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4 years ago

We used to call the baby Mr. Fat Butt because he had a diaper on and it made his butt look fat. We thought it was funny. That was until the day he looked at me and said Fah butt to me. we stopped after that. Also it was like the first thing he learned after "Mama" so there's that.

Azure Adams
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4 years ago

Oh my god we has a similar name for my brother when he was a baby! I started calling him "Big Butt" when he was four months old because of the diaper-butt look. He's 22 now and I still call him big butt from time to time.

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d r e a m w o r l d
Community Member
4 years ago

My mom never really cared about censoring herself around me. One day when I was 4 I was eating a hot dog at the beach and a seagull stole it so I screamed "WHAT THE FUCK, BITCH?!" Mom just started laughing hysterically...

Wanda Queen
Community Member
4 years ago

I never censored myself much either. My daughter is almost 18 now and she swears around us, but not other adults. And my son is way more conservative at 13 then I am at 45 and wouldn't dream of uttering a bad word. So funny....

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André Brasil
Community Member
4 years ago

I’m Brazilian, and somebody has taught my 7 year-old daughter to say “hipopotomonstrosesquipedaliofobia”, which is the Portuguese word for phobia of long words (kind of an irony). She’s been repeating that for years, just for fun.

Ben
Community Member
4 years ago

We used to call the baby Mr. Fat Butt because he had a diaper on and it made his butt look fat. We thought it was funny. That was until the day he looked at me and said Fah butt to me. we stopped after that. Also it was like the first thing he learned after "Mama" so there's that.

Azure Adams
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh my god we has a similar name for my brother when he was a baby! I started calling him "Big Butt" when he was four months old because of the diaper-butt look. He's 22 now and I still call him big butt from time to time.

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