When you grow up in a particular environment, you tend to think of it as the default, but it ain’t necessarily so. Once you realize it doesn’t have to be, you can end up wondering what really is normal – especially if its a topic that people don’t discuss all that much.
One of my boys [ Sam ] developed the ability to curse before he could talk. He sounded a lot like Yosemite Sam: “That dirty perka shorka bat-flattin’ portin’ filabunkabertin’, perkalooma burtin’ dirtin’ boostinattin’ bartin’ anatom, oooooooh!”. He did it when he was really mad. I have no idea who might have set him such a bad example.
Do other toddlers do this?