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The Island of Misnamed Toys


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Lydia's three-year-old daughter names her toys. And some of the names are just not safe. From Rants from Mommyland. Warning: adult language in text. Link (via Buzzfeed)

If I ever produced a video this funny, you can guarantee that I would promote my own website on it.

But even though my own children mispronounced words in the same funny way, I wouldn't put them on the internet doing it. They grow up too fast.

This is from an established mommyblogger with a good-sized following. I entertained the idea that this story is probably embellished and/or exaggerated, but probably has a grain of truth. And even if it is totally fake, I wouldn't care much, because it's still funny.

Anyway, she posted a followup in which she invites parents to share the odd names their kids give to toys, and has over 100 comments.

http://www.rantsfrommommyland.com/2012/02/as-usual-just-when-i-think-im-sort-of.html
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Counter example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FtvhvIJ4Z4

Equally "offensive" but a lot harder to argue that it's fake. And not a hint of an agenda.
The "video" from this post is just pictures with a funny caption and then saying they were made up by a child. And promoting a website.
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- It is promotion for a website (as was the first comment here curiously).

- "Designed" to cause a stir, go viral (or hope to), get attention.

- Video is trivially easy to make (but offers no proof whatsoever that it is real).

- Kids don't do that kind of thing, not to that extent.

- Unverifiable.

The whole thing just rubs me the wrong way, what can I say.
(But you're right that I just think this is fake, I am not 100% certain.)
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