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November 9th, 2003

Stinker of a word

I was watching The Brady Bunch the other day and Mrs. Brady admonished Greg and Marsha for calling their brother a “stinker.” “I don’t want you using that word!” she said.

I don’t remember my mom having any not-really-all-that-bad-words that she considered naughty, but I do remember some friends’ parents not letting them use the word “hate” or “butt.” Did you have any odd no-nos as a kid (or do you enforce any now?).

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FROM: Paul
DATE: Sunday November 9, 2003 -- 9:39:24 am
When I was in first grade, I remember saying the phrase, "Jerky Treats" in reference to the dog treats. Everyone in the class got very quiet.

I was later told never to say the "J" word again. Yes, "jerk," even though it was a part of "jerky."

The next day I started referring to Jerky Treats as Artificially-Flavored Strips Designed as Rewards Whose Name Features a Certain Word I Can't Say.

FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday November 9, 2003 -- 10:56:01 am
It's not really the same, but I don't think I'd ever let my kids watch the Brady Bunch.

FROM: jk
DATE: Sunday November 9, 2003 -- 11:06:31 am
My 6th grade teacher forbade us to say "shut up" and would punish us with all kinds of repetitive assignments like Bart Simpson writing on the chalk board. I truly attribute my inability to tell anyone to shut up to him. (Unless it's something great like someone telling me they just won a free car. SHUT UP!)

Oliver was a little stinker.

FROM: Dave Wa;;s [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday November 9, 2003 -- 11:10:52 am
My mother hated (and still does hate) the word "SUCK". I can still picture her eyes rolling when I would say something like:

"How did you do on the test?"

"I sucked at it"


FROM: Dave WALLS [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday November 9, 2003 -- 1:54:27 pm
Apparently, I suck at typing my own name, as well..

FROM: Monica
DATE: Sunday November 9, 2003 -- 6:57:15 pm
yeah, "suck" isn't welcome in conversation with my parents. Neither is "pissed off." "Crap" and its permutations are sometimes accepted, but not always.
Mostly I think it's my mom who cares most. I don't know if my dad would bat an eyelash if I said any of those.

FROM: Kate
DATE: Sunday November 9, 2003 -- 8:21:45 pm
My parents didn't appreciate the word "suck," either. That and "fart." I didn't get punished, just the evil eye. I don't think they care anymore, though.

FROM: Ryan [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday November 9, 2003 -- 9:32:06 pm
I remember a teacher in high school telling us, "Don't use that word (suck) -- you don't know what it means. Someday you will, and you'll see why it's not appropriate." Of course, we all rolled our eyes at him.

FROM: Matt
DATE: Sunday November 9, 2003 -- 11:12:46 pm
My mother doesn't like me calling her a Mother Fucker, and my father doesn't like me to call him a son of a bitch bastard.

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Monday November 10, 2003 -- 9:09:15 am
Matt -- Man, your parents are strict.

DATE: Sunday December 19, 2004 -- 4:57:55 pm
I remember in 6th grade i got recess taken away for saying the word fart, not even like loud just using it in conversation witha feind and the teacher overheard, i was lectured about how flatulence was the correct word. My mom will let me use swear words as long as they arent directed towards anyone, i can say something smells like shit but if i call someone a stupid shit i would get in trouble and lose ym oh so precious online privelidges.

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