Look who the dogs brought out of hiding yesterday in the backyard - a small black slider. Of course, I say that calmly now because I looked it up after scrambling to get them into the house and away from the "nake". He is a non-venomous "nake" who feeds on insects and small rodents so we let him be and hope he will eat some mosquitos and any rodentia slinking about.
So, I know you are asking, "what is this woman's problem. That is obviously a snake. What's with the "nake" business".
It's the first thing that flew into my head when I saw him. When my daughter, The Maven, was about 3 or 4 she couldn't pronounce "s" in combination with another letter.
One day at the park she yelled out "Nake, Nake". I had no idea what she was trying say until I saw the snake she had spotted. I started noticing other words after that.
When her brother would bother her she would say "top, top". Or "Tay away from me".
I guess I could have an endless list, but be assured that now at 22 she is saying those words properly.
Now I just have to get my 26 year old son to explain to me why he called bicycles "gawgwees"....