Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Still Three: Big Yesterday

This is perhaps my favorite coinage yet: big yesterday for a while ago.

In the car
3 y.o.: Mommy, mommy, yesterday, big yesterday we went there [McDonald’s] with Miss Jackie [the babysitter].
Mom: Oh, that’s nice, honey.
6 y.o. [aggrieved, righteous]: We did not go there yesterday. Miss Jackie didn’t even come yesterday. She took us there a long time ago.
3 y.o. [also aggrieved, righteous]: Yeah, I said big yesterday.

1 comment:

genevieve said...

I am very fond of this kind of neologistic practice. There's probably a learned expression to cover it - apart from 'sweet', that is!
(and the earlier post was just wonderful, BTW.)