I frequently tell Ryan I don't speak Monkey, but, actually, I do.
Ryan's talent for echolalia extends beyond his species. He frequently quotes Curious George cartoons - the monkey parts, not just lines spoken by the human characters. If George makes requests or asks questions with an ooh-ooh-aah, Ryan will use these monkey words as his own script for making demands of me.
"Sorry, Baby, I don't speak monkey," I'll tell him. "Can you ask with people-words?"
Don't tell Ryan, but most of the time, I know exactly what my little monkey wants. His nonverbal communication skills are excellent. Between the pointing, the inflection, and my own encyclopedic knowledge of the cannon of PBS Kids, I can easily interpret Georgian requests for snacks, computer games, the location of toys...
Now, how can I use this skill to take over the world?