Family Phrasebook

Family Phrasebook

Family Phrasebook


Millie, Badly Drawn Mum

If you ever come to stay at our house (and I hope you do), you’ll need a dictionary. Here are a few choice extracts to help you along:

Banato (buh-nah-to) noun, plural banatoes
Pulpy, usually red fruit eaten raw or cooked as a vegetable.

Belax (bee-lacks) verb
What Mummy would like to do, although chance’d be a fine thing.

Choplate (chop-lat) noun
Yum stuff Mummy eats too much of, of an evening.

Gapple (gap-pul) verb
What horses do when they go fast.

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Hopsital (hop-sit-ul) noun
Where people have to go when they’re really poorly.

Humbrella (hum-bre-la) noun
Rain protectors Mummy has a habit of leaving on the bus.

Magmazeen (mag-mah-zeen) noun
Expensive periodical the kids always beg for at the supermarket. (OR: What Mummy likes to catch up on when she goes to the hairdressers.)

Restranaut (rest-rah-nort) noun
Where Mummy and Daddy wanted to go before realising that, with babysitting, it’d cost £100.

Straw babies (stror-bay-bees) noun
Juicy red fruit Mummy now feels guilty about eating.

- Thursday 21st November 2013

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