In 2008,Â shortly after she began talking, Steve and I startedÂ capturing Ruby’sÂ funny quotes in a Twitter account (@areyoubewhy if you’d like to follow it). Here are the tweetsÂ from 2014 – all are her exact words.
In 2008,Â shortly after she began talking, Steve and I startedÂ capturing Ruby’sÂ funny quotes in a Twitter account (@areyoubewhy if you’d like to follow it). I posted early tweets about Ruby in previous posts, and am now catching back up. Here are the rest from 2009 – all are her exact words.
Ruby has suddenly developed an accent.
Only one sound is affected: short a (as in sad), and she draws it out like a southerner and says things like hay-ah-ppy (for happy) and cay-ant (for can’t).Â We’re mystified as to where this came from since we don’t know anyone she talks to that has such an accent. Asking her hasn’t shed any light on it either. Our own speech is a fairly neutral northwestern U.S. accent, with a Canadian seasoning.
She’s pretty consistent with it and uses the drawl almost every time she speaks a short a. I’ve never heard of such a thing happening spontaneously. Has anyone else heard of something like this?
Here are family-related tweets from me, Steve, and Ruby from the past two months.
Here are family-related tweets from me, Steve, and Ruby from the past two months. Continue reading →
(This is an entirely unedited list, exactly as Ruby said it)
- baby Ben
- when I used to be a grown-up
- the doctors
- tea parties
- cat book
- my bunny
- Bebe & Pop
- big Ben
- Rachel from circus class
- Nana & Grandpapa
- Aunt Ni
- my bed