Wow! That's a big word! You may be asking, what in the world does epenthesis mean and why Caroline, do you care. Well in the world of speech language pathology it is a phonological process that persists after the age of 3. You see this phonological process when your child adds a sound between two consonants. How about that for jargon!
Now, lets take off my hat of SLP and tell you why I care. My precious Walker is 3 1/2, and he still exhibits the phonological process of epenthesis. I love listening to his sweet voice say "Piggaly Wiggaly" and I want to remember it. For some reason, we've been talking about the way he says Piggly Wiggly often as of late. Probably because I think it is so darn cute. As we've talked I've wondered how much longer he would say it this way. I'll be sad to see it go, and I just might always call the Pig the Piggaly Wiggaly.