The Jasper Chronicles

The Journal of a Cynical Dad

Friday, April 27, 2007

Expletive Deleted

Oh Shit! Oh Shit! Oh Shit! Oh Shit!

It's getting out of hand, The Boy is using the phrase for everything.

"Oh Darn" we reply. "Oh Darn" he'll repeat, but it doesn't stick, next time something isn't quite right... "Oh Shit".

Really who can blame The Boy. "Shit", and its equally profane cousin "Fuck" are deeply satisfying words to say. You can really feel a release of tension after each utterance. It's the verbal equivalent of an orgasm.

- "Got a minute to talk?"
- "Happy Ending?"
- "Fuck yeah!"

See? Don't you feel better already?

The words are versatile too. Either one can be used as a noun, adjective, adverb, modifier, transitive or intransitive verb, subject and object.

- "Fuck, you scared the shit out of me!"
- "He shit his pants."
- "What the fuck?"

It's easy to see why these two words are so popular, but it would be irresponsible of us as parents not to deal with this now and steer The Boy back to more age appropriate language.

"Muthafucka" can wait till he's four.