Saturday, February 28, 2009
Save the Effelants
When Sage says the word "elephant," she always flips the first two consonant sounds, "effelant." She probably does it because she's familiar with the "Heffalump," an elephant-like creature dreamt up by A.A. Milne. Sage spends her weekdays in the Heffalump Room at her day care. But it's not the only word whose consonants she transposes — for a long time she said "shiff" instead of "fish." And she recently used "frelection" for "reflection." Anyway, today she said "elephant" correctly for the first time. And it made me sad.