Somewhere I read that children process language very literally. According to the author of this article, it's not until a child reaches the age or 9 or 10 that linguistic nuances like sarcasm and irony are comprehended. That theory seems to hold up in my house. What else can explain this remark from my five year old boy while pretending to work at Bed Bath and Beyond?
"We have good prices on various things that don't do much, but comfort you."
Yeah, that seems to describe "As Seen on TV Kinoki Cleansing Foot Pads" perfectly.