Most intimidating nicknames
Likely another case of mispronunciation gone right, these English variations are unique but within the realm of tradition.
Pierogis aren’t the only brilliant Polish invention; their words for grandparents are one-of-a-kind (and though it may look intimidating, “dziadzia” is simply pronounced “jah-jah”).
— “nonni.” The Swedish terms for grandparents are both adorable and practical, distinguishing between sides of the family.
There’s some debate about the origin of these classic terms, but they’re likely the result of childhood babbling; the repetition of a single syllable is easiest for little ones to pronounce.
These endearing terms are popular in the south and are Cajun in origin.
Jae Bee’s grandkids call their other grandpa by this affectionate and unique nickname.
Jae Bee also shared with us the nicknames their grandchildren call them. Wyncotejoan’s story just goes to show nicknames for grandparents can be as unique as the grandkids who use them!