Babytalk: Diaperoke

February 17, 2011 | By Brent Almond | LESSONS LEARNED

[dahy-per-oh-kee] noun

1. A form of amateur performance art, wherein a caregiver/diaper-changer sings to soothe or distract a child having its diaper changed. Often sung while under great stress or lacking in sleep.

Two common sub-genres:
a. Forget-the-lyrics-make-it-up-as-you-go Diaperoke. ex: “Hush little baby…papa’s gonna buy you a diamond ring. And if that diamond ring don’t shine, papa’s gonna buy you some turpentine…”
b. Switch-out-lyrics-to-pop-songs-for-baby-related-words-or-to-omit-adult-material Diaperoke. ex: “All the stinky babies, all the stinky babies… Now put your legs up!”

See also: dinneroke, dressingoke

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