Novel utterances

fx My friend Yenabo and I look at a lot of picture books together.  She talks about them in mmmBELLYmay while I look at the pictures.  Having the pictures makes what she’s saying understandable, even if it’s stuff I’ve never heard before.  That, in geek-speak, is a novel utterance.

I was tickled by the novel utterance that came out of this book:  “The fox is wearing clothes.” 

It must be wearing clothes, because foxes are red, not yellow.  We had a good laugh, which is always nice when you’re stretching your brain as far as it will go.

Next week I’m going to go to a village that I haven’t been to before, and start spending one night a week there.  I just might bring a picture book with me and see what other novel utterances we come up with.  Never a dull day in mmmBELLYmay land!

PS  This is an old post that seems to never have posted.  Can anyone tell me how to make Windows Live Writer work right?  But, I did indeed bring this book to the village, and many novel utterances were uttered.  Now I’m in the States, but this post isn’t too outdated, since I brought my recordings of the chats Yenabo and I had about this book home to practice with.

Besides, my nieces are always coming up with lovely novel utterances, as exceptional nieces do.

Published by Nora McNamara

Lover of languages and linguistics. Besotted Auntie. Jesus follower. Sacred Harp singer.

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