My daughter is weird.
When she was four, her two front teeth became abscessed. They had to be pulled.
Before you pity her, though, read on.
This little girl was so excited to get her front teeth pulled by “Dr. Don” that the night before she told her older brother, “na na, na NA na, I’m getting my teeth pulled and you don’t. na na, na NA na!”
Her brother was not envious.
I could go on with this story about how she dressed and buckled herself in the car way too early, danced into the doctor’s office, sat on the chair when they finally let her in, and even after the whole appointment said through her bloody gauze, “I wish I could get my teeth pulled every day.”
All 100% true, but kind of hard to believe. And really beside the point of my post.
So instead, I’ll move onto the reason I brought up the story in the first place.
It was so I could show you that ‘n’ is a great letter for taunting onomatopoeia.
Besides, the childish sounding
na na, na NA na
or more commonly
The last one is usually followed by a “so there!” and often denotes a lack of wit or vocabulary to make a snappier comeback.
My kids don’t use that one very often.
They’re far more likely to retort, “your brain must be nocturnal because that will only happen in your dreams!”
And yes, they will yell every word of it.
Ahem, yes, as I was saying – n comes in pretty handy when you’re wanting to write a good taunt. Or a good song lyric. And here’s Paul Leka to prove it.
Now, in case you found this post a little annoying with all its taunt, I offer an escape to other bloggers who have taken up this A to Z Challenge
A to Z Roadtrip Update!
This is my first road trip, and I decided to use this post because it didn't get any love during April (and I don't think it's that bad!). If you like this post, check out my full A to Z 2018 List below:
I write about, with, for, and around kids all day. (Well, maybe I do the dishes too. Sometimes.)