Friday, August 5, 2011

Small linguistic improvements

Yesterday, Cloud and I were driving by a certain pond and looking for the resident swans.

"There they are," I said.

He replied, "Right, right. She's right."

If his reply sounds oddly out of context... well, it is. But it has two things going for it!

1) Correct gender in gender-specific pronoun.
2) Expressing a positive thought.

It just so happens that he was talking to me when he referred to me as 'she'. And while 'right' is a synonym for 'yes', it is not always an appropriate alternative.

But I don't care! My kid is saying new things. He's experimenting with language. He'll get the nuances down later.

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