When Tessa Dare shared a story on Twitter about a friend’s child calling a crow a “Halloween eagle,” hoards of parents responded with their own stories about kids and their often unique ways of describing the world around them.
This led to informal petitions to Merriam-Webster to create a comprehensive kid vocabulary dictionary for parents to reference. (And if they ever do, make sure to reserve a copy because these are amazing.)
My friend’s 5-year-old just saw a crow and called it a “Halloween eagle.”
And a child shall lead us. It is known. This is the new name for the bird-formally-known-as-crow. You know what to do, @MerriamWebster.
— Tessa Dare 🐐 (@TessaDare) May 30, 2018