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Tuesday, December 14, 2004

sp as p 

Young Alexander has trouble pronouncing two consonants in a row at the start of a word. For example when he's being polite he will say 'Pease' instead of 'Please'. The best one (in the vein of inadvertent humor) has to be the trouble with 'sp'. He can get the 'p' out, but the 's' is missing in action. What he means is, "Dear Father, I would be most appreciative if you would procure for me a spoon." What he says is "I want poon!" To which my usual response is, "Not 'till you go to college son."

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