My daughter (20 months) and I were walking around the block while I was home for lunch today. Excited to spot an ant scurrying along the sidewalk, she let out a squeal of glee and started pointing.

“Yeah, that’s an ant, Sweetie.”

“No,” she says. “BUG!”

We always use “ant” to refer to my sister and my sisters-in-law as part of “aunt so-and-so” (after marrying an Iowan, I had to give up my my Minnesotan/rural/British pronunciation of the word).

I wonder what other homonyms are going to take her a while to get used to.

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