Monday, March 9, 2009

What's the 'F' word?

That is what Beth walked in the door and asked me after school today. Yeah. So. It caught me a bit off guard. I told her it was a word that wasn't very nice and she shouldn't use it. She still wanted to know what it was. I refused to say it. Her response to my refusal? "It's OK, you can just spell it." HA!

8 comments:

Nowheymama said...

Our lame answer about the middle finger was something like, "It means 'I hate you' only...meaner."

Alice said...

haha, isn't that what you're supposed to do with bad words? spell them? :-)

LoriD said...

Nice try Beth, nice try.

citizen of the world said...

That's actually the kind of question I'd just answer. With an explanation about why it shouldn;t be said in places like school, of course. Of course, I'm the sort of person who actually dislikes the expression "f-word" mmore than the word itself. That's why I call it "the fuck-word."

Earl Capps said...

Hhhmmm ... not sure how I'd approach that one.

Jess said...

My mom had no qualms about swearing in front of us as kids. It's funny to thin of now but at the time it was totally fine.

Also, I got a message from you in our Lexulous game, but no move. Did something happen?

Shelly said...

HAHAHAA!! Oh, that one is too clever.

Astarte said...

That lovely was scratched into the paint into the girls' bathroom nearest to Josie's class repeatedly a few months ago until they finally closed that bathroom to student use. When Josie asked what it meant, I told her it was a rude, adults-only word for sex. She thought that was gross, and that was the end of it. She's always highly pleased to brag to me whenever there's a bleep on TV that she knows what the person said, though, like it's a huge achievement. I don't usually use regular swears around them - I make up my own. My favorite is Fudpucker, which is a twisty way to say Pudfucker. heh heh!