What They Say And What They Really Mean

Book - 2003
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Since the dawn of time, the peanut gallery has been driving their parents crazy¿occasionally entertaining them¿with the same phrases uttered over and over and over again. Kids are never neutral on any subject. Nor are they always understood. That¿s why Cathy Hamilton has written Kidisms, a book of kidspeak translations for the parentally challenged. It explains timeless phrases used by all children. Are we there yet?Children under the age of 25 have no concept of time, especially while traveling cross-country without the calming effects of an Enya CD or Auto Bingo. The average kid will ask this question every five to ten miles unless his parents can explain the estimated time of arrival in terms he can comprehend:¿Okay, pay attention. We left our house at the beginning of Sesame Street and we need to drive through Blue¿s Clues, Barney, I Love Lucy, and The Gong Show. We won¿t arrive at the hotel until the end of Nick at Nite. Got it?¿Other gems translated for the first time:¿ I know you are, but what am I?¿ Where do babies come from?¿ He started it!¿ But Dad already said I could!
Publisher: Kansas City, MO : Andrews McMeel Pub., c2003.
ISBN: 9780740739569
Characteristics: 183 p. ; 14 cm.

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