Sometimes I look forward to my two getting older, then you remind me of the joys to come.
Glad you're back, robin. Had me worried last week.
gawd almighty, when my 3 get together they hurl so much abuse and profanity at each other that they've managed to weaken my delicate ears.
they know that it's rude to swear and i'm forever being told off for swearing by them. when they start screaming at each other it's always in french which has made the solution to end their swearing very, very easy. i tell them that our house is an 'english house' and that if they want to swear at each other they can. in english.
but that's no fun so they don't.
We have no children. I thought that song was v.funny. But can see why it's not.
Nice to see you back, Robin. Tricky business, it seems, this swearing lark, but bags of credit to Jake for that little ditty, I think I will be humming to myself and smiling for a week. A career as a rap lyricist beckons...?
I have to make a conscious effort not to swear around my younger sister (12.5) even though I'm well aware that she probably knows more swear words in more languages than I do. I think I messed up last week when in my enthusiasm to have her listen to a song I asked her to download the 'song that shall not be mentioned' by eamon and to get the radio edit. Needless to say she didn't get the radio edit and informed me that when our mother asks why she's listening to rude songs she will be told that it was all my idea. EEEP.
Btw, welcome back - I was beginning to miss you.
Natalie and I are constantly chastized by th'eldest for our "potty mouths" and I swear when the youngest realized his bottle was empty last night he tried to say "oh, bugger."
C'est la vie.
Oh, and there isn't a day goes by when I don't call one of them a wazzock. We tried to make up swear-words like "poop on a rope and a dog on a duck" but when the arse-wipe at the side of you cuts you up, it's tough to not gut-react and tell them what you think of them. It's a sad fact of life that most people end up swearing; it's just how long you can delay it.
andy, i tend to call my brood a 'twonk' or summat. but seeing as my daughters (14) luuuuuuuurve AbFab, it's very difficult to avoid the bad language, although funnily enough they never, ever swear in this house.
(well, apart from in frog - but that's banned ;)
I told my oldest boy (6) that if ever he didn`t understand a word then all he had to do was ask .. what does c**t mean ? .. a word imparted to him by the far more knowlegeable `boy who sits next to me at school` .. wish I could live on a deserted island
And the Pete cries "POTM!"
Is that a swearword Pete?
Hello everybody! How nice to see your voices.
And even better to see yours again - hurrah! You have to credit him for creative merit - and I saw it as the dog that was singing and quite factually pointing out that he calls his mother a bitch, not as an intentional insult.
Hello Demian. Yes, we took the view that it was the dog wot dun it. We weren't insulted personally.
mine are now18/17/15/14 and 7 ,they all swear.i tried,i really really tried but short of moving to a dessert island as suggested earlier by someone *sigh* resistance is futile.
my oldest seems to be growing out of it.....i think.
What funny and entertaining stuff! Love your blog. Found it thanks to the twat site.
Sproglet is four and the language that circulates in his playground is shocking. I do swear, but he never repeats English swear words. I wonder why? Peer pressure at four years old I guess.
Bad-ass rap done to the tune of a song from 'The Sound of Music'! Why has no one in the hiphop music scene thought of that...oh.
Nearly fell off my chair laughing at that one. Your Jake is a genius indeed. My 13 yr old swears most of the time, but I let him because if I didn't I doubt he woulde speak at all.