8.23.2007

the eff word...

don't worry, this post won't be as bad as you're probably expecting right now, especially from me, but i do want to share a funny memory i just had.

when we were little, if we said the eff word "fool" - we owed our mom a quarter. it was a terrible word to call someone. and we didn't get allowance, so quarters were hard to come by. i remember i used to think it and feel like such a badass...

oh, if only my vocabulary could've stayed that simple. fool.

*what brought this up is that my dad responded to an email i sent to him in kuwait. i said that on our cruise, i'll be a snorkeling fool with him, cause i just ordered a set online @ walmart. of all places... i've looked everywhere. and of course, that devil is the only place i can find it!

14 comments:

Jori said...

If you weren't allowed to say "fool" you probably didn't have the pleasure of watching A-Team "I pity the fool?"(sorry it's late in the day and I'm tired;) My cousins little girl freaked out because I said the "H" word. I'm like I did not. She said yes you did you said hate. Oh well get over it kid.

Jori said...

oops after the fool that should be a ! not a ?

Shelley said...

We weren't allowed to say idiot, and stupid was looked down on as well.

I thought your post was going to be about feet. You called them effers in college. :)

Mel said...

We couldn't say shutup. So Laura and I started saying upshut. haha! We were hilarious!

Jan said...

Maya is always correcting me -- "Grandma, we don't say stupid". Now - you have to know that I don't use it towards another person and would never call someone stupid - -usually I say that something is so stupid. Then I get corrected. "Grandma, that's not a good word." Cute kid!!

Emily said...

Oh here the list of no's in our house growing up.
Fart
Shut up
Stupid
Crap
Butt
Duh

I could go on but I won't. Needless to say we got creative in the things we would say to mean the same thing!

Kristi said...

You and your "f" word! Scandalous! Good one, hayley :) Our bad words were shut up and calling our parents by their first name. Nothing would make them more furious than smarting off with their first names when we were teenagers. Good times...

Holly O'Keefe said...

haha. You fool. Now I owe you a quarter. I remember once when I was little and I was working on rhyming and I said the read mother effer. I started to cry because I thought for sure I was in big trouble. Then I couldn't stop saying it, even at a young age it was addictive.

Naomi said...

I will never forget my senior year of high school I am sitting in the kitchen talking with my sister. My mom is cooking at the stove. My little sister Natalie is telling me about this guy that she likes and he was flirting with another girl. I said, Oh that sucks. Next thing you know, that spatula flew out of mom's hand and she was in my face. Why don't you say the real word Naomi. Say it. Say the real word. What is the real word, I ask innocently. You know what the real word is. The F word. I burst out laughing. Oh yeah Mom, that really F's. We still tease her about that to this day. Let's just say ol' Wendy isn't as up on the swearing game as her daughter is.

Jan said...

I'm laughing still, Naomi!! (Wendy is my friend and VT companion - so this is pretty funny to me!) I love this one. I suspect between you and I we could teach Wendy a few words. (not so good, right?)

Heather said...

Oh, that's funny. I forgot about "fool". Glad you found your gear at Wal-fart. Ohhh another eff word!

Chris * Natalie * Maya * Mason said...

ours was "shut up" when i was growing up. it's "stupid" at our house. nomi - love the wendy story. she's the bomb diggity!

Mom said...

I have lost all control over Hayley and Holly and their language. I tried. Honestly I tried.

Shelley said...

Haha! Hayley, look at what you're doing to your poor mother!