Familects – home dialects in which words are given private meanings – reveal that everyone has a creative and playful linguistic story

The Guardian

In our family it seems most of the familectic words come from our daughter as she made mistakes learning to speak. A few examples:

Gilk – milk

Goat – remote control

Piss and a Hug

Storn – storm

She’s grown out of most of them, but still says ‘piss and a hug goodnight’. I’m worried for the day she learns it’s pronounced ‘kiss’. We’ll lose it forever.