Bud's latest language challenge has me stumped. One of his new favorite activities is watching Teletubbies videos on our small portable DVD player. He especially likes watching it from angles so that the Tubbies look very tall or look overexposed. He also loves playing with the slim, credit-card sized remote control to watch the movie in fast forward or reverse, or to change the setting so that the narrator uses a British accent instead of an American one.
Here's the mystery. He calls the remote control a "miper." He does not call the regular tv remote a miper, so it is exclusively this particular device that holds that title ("Mama, I can't find my miper!")
There is an answer. It is logical. It is not even wrong. I just can't figure it out.