Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Abigail's g-word and s-word
The g-word is guts.
I didn't get it at first, but in the context of one kid telling another kid "I hate your guts!", it does sound pretty bad. I laughed a little, and then I explained to her that guts was not a bad word, but when used in that sentence is not nice.
A few nights ago she told me that some people say wth, and that it stands for a bad word. I was shocked, because I am pretty slow figuring out all the little texting abbreviations and only recently figured out, that wth stands for 'what the hell'. I asked her over and over, who told her about that. I told her that it was very ugly and I that I didn't want her saying wth. First she tried to tell me that she just thought of it herself. After she knew I wasn't buying that, she swears up and down she can can't remember who told her. After all this dramatic conversation I ask her to tell me what wth stands for. She says it stands for what the heck. Not as bad as I thought, but still not good.
I guess Abigail figured since we were having a conversation about bad words, she would just go ahead and tell me that kids at school use the s-word. I couldn't believe it, well actually I can. I tell her that is a very very bad word and not to say it ever.
Then it hits me that almost every time I think I know what bad word she is talking about, I am usually wrong. So I ask her if the s-word, start with the sh sound. She looks at me like I am crazy and says no. Abigail's s-word is stupid. I always tend to think the worst.
I hate that she will inevitably be exposed to all the bad words, but I am glad that right now in her 6 year old mind, guts and stupid are about as bad as it gets.