Scene: Strolling along the beach after school.
Six year old son: That seagirl has headcups.
Me: Pardon? (Thinking: is he speaking English?)
Son: That seagirl. It has headcups.
I look to where he's pointing at a seagull engaged in a coughing fit after eating what it assumed was a chip (it was actually a cigarette butt).
Translation: That seagull has hiccups.