I love this thread, too!

Groucho (5) has a new favourite expression: id est. He was explaining "The Taming of the Shrew" to someone today, and happily told him that "two of the suitors dress up as schoolmasters (id est, teachers) when they go to court Bianca." Also, when he wants a drink at bedtime, he says to Frenchy, "Daddy, someone here is thirsty, id est, Groucho [insert real name here]."

Shellymos, I love both the fractions and the syllables stories--what fun! Sounds like a great kid, who keeps you busy, too, I'll bet!