"Guys, can I have some milK?" Isaac asked as he wandered into our room this morning. More and more, he's taking on our colloquialisms. He's a fierce mimic too; I can hear the sounds of the playground when he comes home in the afternoon. "isaac, it's time for your bath," I'll say innocently. "NoooOOOOOOooooo," he'll whine, and I'll wonder where the characteristic down-up-down of the childish whine originated. Is it universal? Do kids in Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Finland, Japan whine like that?