“Oh my!” – Rex is surprised by everything
If you ask Rex a yes/no question, he will always answer no, unless you mention something incredibly desireable, like the AT&T store or cookies. He will never say “yes”, he will repeat the name of the item.
If you ask Rex a multiple choice question, he will always choose the last choice.
If you have a discussion with Rex and make a statement which means very little to him, he will repeat the key word, then say “Huh.” For example, if I say, “Rex, it’s important to make new friends,” he’ll respond “Friends, huh.” I think this is an elementary active listening technique. I’ve been trying it on adults and nobody seems to mind. They just assume I’m paying close attention and keep talking.
She calls Teddy Ruxpin “Teddy Rupskin”
Some one-off mispronunciations:
She’s called Nintendo “Nantando”
She’s called Binghamton “Bangleton”
Once I was talking to her grandmother on speakerphone about Rex (age 2 months) and she asked if I was “Narsingham” I had to look frantically at Karena for the translation. “Nursing him.” she explained. “What,” I whispered, “That’s impossible, I’m a man.” Apparently, nursing also means taking care of, sort of like babysitting. So yes, I was “narsingham” if Karena went to the store or something. I’m pretty sure her grandmother thinks I’m slow.