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Apr. 6th, 2009 @ 01:11 pm greatest kid comment ever?
We have a giant bucket of little plastic animals (doesn't everyone?) A recent visitor asked ivy about one of them.

"That's an alligator," she said, adding: "alligator is the past tense of crocodile."
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Date:April 6th, 2009 08:14 pm (UTC)
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Also, snake is the past tense of lizard.
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Date:April 6th, 2009 10:37 pm (UTC)
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Whenever I see capital letters on this blog I expect it to be about scrabble.
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Date:April 6th, 2009 11:44 pm (UTC)
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a dinosaur can be a past tense of crocodile.
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Date:April 7th, 2009 12:42 am (UTC)
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I am the past tense of elephants. Unless science is successful in reconstructing my tiny relatives, in which case, we'll need some new tenses.
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Date:April 7th, 2009 01:45 pm (UTC)
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You are describing a tense situation.
Date:April 7th, 2009 02:14 pm (UTC)
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I think she has the tense wrong, given:

"See you later, alligator."
"In a while, crocodile."

Complex conditionality, but I think the alligator is post-croc, not ad-croc.