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    #1

    What car did the children mean?

    In an article researching children's speech I came across such an observation of the author:

    "I taught first grade many years ago. A group of 6 and 7 year old's were looking at a kid's book of the human body. After a few minutes, one child exclaimed, "Oh my god, they named a car after that!" (I confess I still haven’t figured out the name of the car—Susan Gelman suggests Audi, a great suggestion. She is probably right!)"

    What part of body is associated with 'audi'? What other word couild it be?
    Last edited by englishhobby; 13-Jun-2015 at 17:35.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #2

    Re: What car did the children mean?

    Why didn't she ask the child?

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    #3

    Re: What car did the children mean?

    not a teacher

    Mike's question occurred to me too.
    There are three very small bones in the inner ear called the auditory ossicles. That's the best I can do.

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    #4

    Re: What car did the children mean?

    I wonder if the child confused "Volvo" with "vulva".
    Last edited by MikeNewYork; 14-Jun-2015 at 10:51. Reason: typo

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    #5

    Re: What car did the children mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I wonder of if the child confused "Volvo" with "vulva".
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    Re: What car did the children mean?

    Thanks for the correction.

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    #7

    Re: What car did the children mean?

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    MikeNewYork hit the nail on the head.

    Any member or guest who wants a complete explanation can find it in a Google result entitled: The Pithy Python: Officer Earlybird

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    #8

    Re: What car did the children mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Why didn't she ask the child?
    I also thought about it. She/he didn't((( It's from an article, so we may never know what it was.
    Maybe your guess about the volvo is right. There are not any bentlies, fords or hondas, are they?
    Last edited by englishhobby; 14-Jun-2015 at 12:01.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #9

    Re: What car did the children mean?

    The human auditory system is close enough to "Audi".
    I am not a teacher.

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    #10

    Re: What car did the children mean?

    The child exclaimed 'Oh my god', which suggests something surprising, but the auditory system is nothing surprising.

    Not a teacher.

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