I thought Grant was having a seizure today.
He was really trying to explain to me the name of this fish.
I had to look it up.
Thank goodness for internet since everything I read there is true.
This is what I found.......
I used to think that I’d never be able to pronounce humuhumunukunukuapua’a, but it’s actually quite easy after you sound it out a time or two. Here’s how to pronounce it: “who-moo-who-moo-noo-koo-noo-koo-ah-pooah-ah” Easy, peasy, right?
Just in case it’s not slipping off your tongue, check out this link to a YouTube of Don Ho singing My Little Grass Shack. At about 1:10 into the video, you hear Don Ho singing humuhumunukunukuapua’a a few times. Sing along and you’ll soon be a pro.
So I found out it is a real fish
and that is its real name.
Those Hawaiians really like their words fancy, don't they?
I think the word is longer than the actual fish.
So how did this word roll so easily off the tongue of my six year old?
Thank you Disney Junior for making my son love everything ocean.
Thank you too for making mindless hours spent in front of a television
not so, well, MINDLESS!
We went to the Disney Junior website
and printed off pictures of various sea creatures.
I quit counting at about forty.
ordinary everyday creatures ....
snot sea cucumbers
Grace and Grant could name every single one of them.
Maybe I should monitor more closely how many hours
Grace and Grant spend in front of the television.
Then again, I couldn't teach them about things such as the
Maybe television isn't so bad after all.