…out of the mouths of babes. These come again from ‘English as She is Wrote‘:
A writer in the “School-boy Magazine” has gathered together the following dictionary words as defined by certain small people:
Bed-time—Shut eye time.
Dust—Mud with the juice squeezed out.
Fan—A thing to brush warm off with.
Fins—A fish’s wings.
Ice—Water that staid out in the cold and went to sleep.
Monkey—A very small boy with a tail.
Nest-Egg—The egg that the old hen measures by, to make new ones.
Pig—A hog’s little boy.
Salt—What makes your potato taste bad when you don’t put any on.
Snoring—Letting off sleep.
Stars—The moon’s eggs.
Wakefulness—Eyes all the time coming unbuttoned.