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  • Hewo.

  • My name's Ronnie.

  • What's your name?

  • What?

  • My name's Ro-...

  • What are you?

  • My name's Ronnie.

  • What's going on?

  • I'm going to teach you something today that is very, very important, especially for the ladies.

  • Sometimes I know you try and be very cute.

  • Cool.

  • But there comes a point where you have to stop trying to be cute and actually act like

  • a proper woman, whatever that means.

  • It's up to your interpretation.

  • So I'm going to teach you about what's called "Baby Talk".

  • So, baby talk is what I was just doing to you in the camera.

  • It has to do with your facial expression-your eyes are bigger, you're smiley-and your intonation,

  • as well as the vocabulary you lose... Use.

  • So, when it is very, very good and fun and acceptable to use baby talk is if you are

  • talking to a baby, yes.

  • Children, not so much.

  • There comes a point where your precious baby will become a child, and you need to actually

  • start to speak to them like a normal person.

  • Not like a dragon, but like a normal person.

  • They grow out of baby talk.

  • Also-I do this-we talk to our pets like they're babies.

  • Oh, doggy want a boney?

  • Hello, kitty-cat, what's going on?

  • And the cat's like: "Ah, this is great."

  • Dogs and cats probably think we're a little crazy, too, and they're like: "What?

  • No, but I'm cute though."

  • Cool.

  • "Give me the bone. Yeah, I'm cute. Give me the bone."

  • So, if you're talking to a baby or a young child, or a pet - cool.

  • Also, if you're talking to your partner, not in class, but your partner, so your boyfriend,

  • your girlfriend, your husband, your wife, your other boyfriend, okay

  • - you will-I do-use baby talk.

  • This makes us seem cute.

  • Awesome.

  • But we don't want to seem cute at a job interview.

  • We don't want to go: "Hi. I'm Ronnie-wonnie. How are you today? He-he-he."

  • You're not going to get the job, and people might think you're a little strange.

  • So baby talk is good for three people, three situations.

  • Other than that, don't use it.

  • You probably know some words that are baby talk or the intonation, but maybe there are

  • some words that will surprise you.

  • The number one are...

  • One and two or the top ones are "mommy" and "daddy".

  • So, I hear a lot of grown men say: "My mommy works in the mall."

  • And girls say: "My... My daddy gave me a horse."

  • Okay, maybe your daddy did give you a horse, but please, ladies and gentlemen who are adults:

  • "mommy" and "daddy" are children's words.

  • If a grown man says: "I love my mommy", we're going to think some strange things are happening

  • with you and your mommy.

  • As well, ladies, if you say: "My daddy is coming to see me tomorrow night",

  • we're getting the wrong idea of what you're doing with your parents.

  • So: "mommy" and "daddy" are only for children.

  • What you're going to say is...

  • Do you know?

  • "Mom, mom, dad", good.

  • We shorten this to: "mom".

  • If you're learning English in the UK, they spell it: "mum", but they spell it with a "u".

  • And "dad"...

  • Sorry. "Daddy" becomes "dad".

  • This is casually how we talk about our mom and dad.

  • More formal...

  • Again, this is baby talk.

  • More formal we can say: "mother" and "father".

  • So, it doesn't really matter which one you use, "dad" or "father", "mom" or "mother",

  • just please don't say "mommy" and "daddy".

  • It makes you sound like you're a little princess or that you have a very strange relationship

  • with your mother and father.

  • Yeah, not too good.

  • So, "father" is formal and so is "mother".

  • All right. When I first started the video, I said: "My name is Wonnie."

  • Well, that's not my name.

  • My name's Ronnie, but children have a hard time pronunci-...

  • [Laughs] Pronunciating, like me.

  • They have a hard time saying certain letters.

  • For example, "r".

  • Do you have a hard time saying "r" as well?

  • Cool. See? You're learning.

  • "R" is very difficult for babies to say, so don't feel bad.

  • They're learning how to get the "r" out.

  • So, instead of saying "r", they're going to say "w".

  • So, you will hear in TV shows, when people say:

  • "Aw, you're just a widdle boy".

  • "Widdle" is a replacement for "l" in this case or "little".

  • So, we would say: "little", but they say: "widdle".

  • "Oh, just a widdle boy."

  • If you can't say the "r", it might sound like: "riddle", but you say: "widdle".

  • I used to do this, when I was a child I could not say "r", so I said "d", I said: "budder".

  • I called my brother: "my budder".

  • Now, "butter" in the pronunciation that you have here sounds like the delicious spread

  • you put on toast and vegetables.

  • So I would say: "Where's my butter?"

  • Butter is delicious, so maybe I just really wanted butter, my parents got confused.

  • Probably that's what happened.

  • So, you'll also notice that in English pronunciation, in American and Canadian pronunciation at least,

  • if it's a "t" sound we usually sound it like a "d".

  • So, in Canada and America we don't say: "butter", we say: "budder".

  • And we don't say: "little", we say: "liddle".

  • That'll be another lesson, though.

  • We'll get back to that.

  • So, how do we make baby talk?

  • How do we make baby words?

  • We have two ways to do it.

  • One of them is we double the sounds.

  • So: "poo" is...

  • Oh, I'm very good at drawing poo.

  • Maybe you say: "number two".

  • You can call it also "shit" in slang.

  • So, as an adult if you wanted to, you could say: "shit", some people get mad at that word.

  • You can say: "number two", or you can say: "poo".

  • But for children, we double it, we say: "poo-poo".

  • So you will hear maybe parents saying to the baby: "Do you have to go poo-poo?

  • Do you have to...?

  • Did you make a poo-poo in your...?"

  • The baby's probably like: "I just shat myself, mom.

  • Can you change my diapers, please?"

  • Also we have: "pee-pee".

  • Okay? Pee-pee is urine.

  • So you can say: "Oh, excuse me. I have to pee."

  • Very slang.

  • "I have to use the toilet."

  • Or we say "number one".

  • So to make this an adult word, we just take off the second word.

  • One of my favourites, always makes me giggle is "bum-bum".

  • I think when I was a kid my mom said "bum-bum" a lot.

  • I know she said "bumbaleerie", which is even too funny for me to say.

  • "Bum-bum" is the ass.

  • It's your ass.

  • It's... I don't even know another polite way to say it.

  • You can say: "bum", but for children we say: "bum-bum" and it's funny.

  • In slang, we say: "ass".

  • So you can say to someone: "Hey.

  • Nice bum-bum."

  • And they're like: "Thank you." Okay?

  • Don't be rude.

  • Be cute.

  • Then we have a boy part and we have the girl part.

  • So we for some reason do not want to tell children that they have a penis.

  • We call it a "wee-wee".

  • Mm-hmm.

  • So you might hear someone say...

  • A little boy might say: "I went pee-pee with my wee-wee."

  • And you're like: "That's cool, kid. Awesome."

  • I just took a piss.

  • And then the girl part, the vagina, of course we could not tell the children it's a vagina,

  • some people might call a "woo-woo".

  • Woohoo.

  • Not too sure where the "woo" came in, but I've also seen things on the internet where

  • they are called minis,

  • like Minnie Mouse.

  • Very strange things that I've seen on the internet

  • about words...

  • For the lesson.

  • I was researching about the lesson about what words we use for children for vaginas, I promise,

  • and I'm making a video about it.

  • We also have this expression...

  • We have expressions that we use.

  • We say: "Oopsie daisy!

  • Oopsie daisy!"

  • So if you have a child and your child falls over or you drop something, and you don't

  • want to say: "Shit", people will say: "Oopsie daisy."

  • As we get older, we just say: "Shit" or "Oops".

  • So, if you want to be not as slang as Ronnie is, you can just say: "Oops".

  • "Oopsie daisy" is very childish.

  • So when we talk about this, we don't want to seem like a child.

  • We want to seem like mature adults.

  • Seem like, yeah.

  • Okay.

  • "Jammies", oo, I like this word.

  • Put on your jammy-jammies.

  • Jammies are the baby or the childish word for PJs.

  • Now, you might say: "I don't get it, Ronnie, what are PJs?"

  • What do you think PJs, p-jammies, pajamas.

  • Woohoo. So, the clothes that we wear at nighttime to go to bed, we call them...

  • For children we call them jammies.

  • In short form we call them "PJs" and the long word is "pajamas".

  • When you jump into your beddy-bye with your jammies, you are going to beddy-bye.

  • So, "beddy-bye" is your bed or it's bedtime.

  • And the other way that we make words are we simply add a "y" to some existing words.

  • So, you've got your jammies on, you're in your beddy-byes, and you need your blankey.

  • "Blankey" is the child's word for blanket.

  • You might see children with a blankey, and it's their security blanket, but they call

  • it "blankey" or "baba" sometimes.

  • Depends on the age of the child.

  • Children really like animals, but they can't...

  • I guess they just can't say "horse", so they say: "horsey" or "doggy".

  • Now, we say this sometimes.

  • We say: "kitty" or they say "kitty", and they say "ducky".

  • So maybe you're...

  • Someone you know has a rubber ducky-quack, quack-and there's a song about a duck.

  • It's amazing.

  • Can you quack?

  • Can you quack like a duck?

  • So, the way that we make the words cute is we add a "y" to them.

  • We usually use it with animals, I don't know why.

  • So, very important to understand that it's okay to use these childish words,

  • but you have to know when to use them, talking to children, talking to dogs or animals.

  • "Hey, look at the doggy."

  • The dog's like: "That's a duck." Okay?

  • And if you're speaking to your partner.

  • It's cool.

  • Please be careful, don't use them in job interviews, don't use them when you first meet people

  • because you will seem very childish and that's not cool.

  • Okay?

  • Beddy-byes for Wonnie.

  • Bye-bye.

Hewo.

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A2 US poo baby pee bum bum ronnie daddy

STOP talking like a baby!

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    EZ Wang posted on 2017/05/15
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