My nephew is no word nerd. He’s only 18 months old, after all. But he’s very proud of his ability to use words.
Unfortunately for him, he only has a few at his command, which means that, while he might actually want a milkshake and fries, the closest words he knows are wawa (water) and bubs (bubbles).
On a recent Skype chat, I watched as these two words, combined with DaDa (referring to my brother), yielded him: water (makes sense); blueberries (clearly, they’re round and pop in your mouth, similar to bubbles, plus they both have a couple b’s in them); raspberries (less clear, maybe B is for berries of all sorts?); and dried apricots, at which point I realized my brother was just guessing, lost all respect for both of them and ended the chat.