Adult Words

UPDATE – I apparently told some of this story incorrectly and the Big C would like me to set it straight.

We haven’t really had to broach the subject of adult words with the boys. There was a word one of the boys learned back when they went to a babysitter but that was quickly nipped in the bud when the source was discovered. Apparently Big C and the Z Man had a conversation the other day that went something like this –

Z Man began by asking his dad if curses were real. You know the kind of black spot curse Davy Jones put on Captain Jack Sparrow. They have a Tom & Jerry pirate like cartoon on dvd and he wanted to know if those kind of curses were real. Big C assured him that those kind of weren’t real. Z Man then proceeded to tell his dad about another kind of curse and premised his next line with “Now Dad I’m not really saying this word, but I need to say it so I can tell you it, I think it’s a curse word, it’s… it’s mitch.”

Big C: “A mitch, what do you mean a mtich?” (All the while knowing what he meant to say really started with a B not an M)
Z Man: “Yeah daddy, you know a mitch, a female dog…”
Big C: “Well Z, you are right, a female dog is called a…” (he finished explaining the correct term and that he did have the definition right but that the word is also not a good word to use so we shouldn’t really use it)

I just about died laughing. I have no idea where he picked up on the notion, although he had the dictionary understanding of it and not the derogatory one. He said he learned the word at school, maybe it was actually from the dictionary.

UPDATE – I apparently told some of this story incorrectly and the Big C would like me to set it straight.

We haven’t really had to broach the subject of adult words with the boys. There was a word one of the boys learned back when they went to a babysitter but that was quickly nipped in the bud when the source was discovered. Apparently Big C and the Z Man had a conversation the other day that went something like this –

Z Man began by asking his dad if curses were real. You know the kind of black spot curse Davy Jones put on Captain Jack Sparrow. They have a Tom & Jerry pirate like cartoon on dvd and he wanted to know if those kind of curses were real. Big C assured him that those kind of weren’t real. Z Man then proceeded to tell his dad about another kind of curse and premised his next line with “Now Dad I’m not really saying this word, but I need to say it so I can tell you it, I think it’s a curse word, it’s… it’s mitch.”

Big C: “A mitch, what do you mean a mtich?” (All the while knowing what he meant to say really started with a B not an M)
Z Man: “Yeah daddy, you know a mitch, a female dog…”
Big C: “Well Z, you are right, a female dog is called a…” (he finished explaining the correct term and that he did have the definition right but that the word is also not a good word to use so we shouldn’t really use it)

I just about died laughing. I have no idea where he picked up on the notion, although he had the dictionary understanding of it and not the derogatory one. He said he learned the word at school, maybe it was actually from the dictionary.

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