What your kid gets from the words you use can sometimes be close, but not quite right. The sheer repeated context of a word can train them into a wrong association.
My 4yo son now tells my wife and I that we’re being inpublic. He chuckles and admonishes us sagely, “Hah! Dat was inpubwic!” It’s hard not to pick up the new use as regular language. I admit every once in a while I’ll tell my lad that spraying me with spit is inpublic. Even when we’re at home.
Close is sometimes enough, though. Provided they get the right idea.
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