Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Billa Babble: The Quick Brown Fox..Make that DOG...

Normally we feature a slew of words on Billa Babble, but this one deserves a post all to itself! The word is: DOG. What makes this one so special? Well, it's one of the few that Billa actually recognizes by sight and by sound. And by sound, I mean the sound that the animal makes! Every time she hears a dog bark, she yells out "Daw! Daw!" and then proceeds to bark. There's a particularly yappy dog on our floor that barks every time someone walks by, so we've been hearing lots of barking lately as a result from both parties.

What's also funny about this word is that she has been lately confusing Swiper the Fox from Dora the Explorer as a dog. If you're not familiar with Swiper, here's what the fellow looks like:

Swiper serves as the villain on the show and he has a very peculiar tsk, tsk noise that he makes just before he appears. Dora then prompts the viewer to keep an eye out for him and yell "Swiper!" when they see him. Well, Billa certainly comes from thespian stock because when she sees that darned fox, she gasps loudly and then yells "Daw! Daw! [gasp] DAW!" This may also be accompanied by jumping up and down and pointing at the TV screen. It took us a while to realize that she was actually calling the fox a dog. In fact, when I was googling "swiper the fox" to find a picture of the bad boy, as soon as she saw it, the histrionics began. I tried to capture it on film, but she stopped by the time I got the dang thing going. Oh well!

So that is this week's edition of Billa Babble!

Love to you all,

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