Tuesday, 12 August 2008

'S' is for Shit

I just got in 'shit' from my Mother over this. In her cool tone (I knew something was heading my way) she said, 'I was so surprised to see that post.'. I said, 'What post?' (knowing full well which one she was referring to.) 'The post with that word.', she emphasized. Oh boy, I thought, I'm in big ka-ka now. I tried to explain to her that no other word was as effective as 'fuck' for my feelings about the situation. She, in her very motherly way, stated that I could have used another word to convey my frustration. Have I told you that I will soon be 50? Have I also told you that I hate to be censored? Especially by a scrabble champion. It is true what 'they' say: Once a Mother always a Mother.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I too am a mother and felt the word was uncalled for! Why do young people use it so freely? It isn't what you said that bothered me but the way you said it. Kudos to your mom!!!!

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

Ouch!

Gin said...

I dunno. I have to say that I'm a mom. And as a mom, I watch my language around my child. I have occassionally used the Piss word only because in QC they use it so freely - but have since stopped because I got in trouble! And then recently, I fell in love with how quebecers use the word Fuck - as in fucké. I mean, that is a hoot.

So I'm embracing my vocabulary. I like certain words. And sometimes, they are so effing appropriate that they MUST be used. But aside that, there's a time and a place. And LP, you felt upset and the only word you felt conveyed your feelings was FUCK!, so shit woman, use it!

When you look at languages and how they swear, it makes lighter the severity, the weight of those words. In English, we use body/sexual words for swears. In French, we use religious words for swears. Go figure!

You can't be too hung up on words. Otherwise, it's just too much wasted energy better spent on fixing the world. Silence is good too!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Ok...what did I miss?? A juicy F word post??

Yep...mom's are mom's. Forever.Gotta love 'em!

Cute post...and gotta say...you drew me in with the "s" word. Juvenile yes. But it worked!

Gin said...

By the way... my comment earlier...

It's all in good humor, like the ice cream :D

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

I adore all of your comments! Keep them coming! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

katelynjane said...

You're lucky, at least you can half-see when trouble from Mom might come around. I say "Holy Cow", "Pissed", "Crap" or (the newest) "Butt Load" (As in "There was a butt load of people there...". Doesn't make any sense, but is so fun to say!) and I get in trouble from the Mom. She's a prude. Imagine if I said the F word? I'd get excommunicated!

Linda Sue said...

HAHAHAHA So funny! It's just a fucking WORD, Ma!!! Makes me want to hurl every swear word I have ever heard since third grade- love your blog by the way!

Cote de Texas said...

I HATE that my parents and sister read my blog and I HATE that my duaghter and husband DON"T read my blog - go figure. My dad doesn't understand why I don't make money off my blog and why I give eveyrone "free" advertising. Goes against his moral code.