Thursday, October 21, 2010

Profanity can be subjective.

We don't curse.


Well, at least I don't. Beau's been known to use "idle" words, as his mother used to call them.

Although there are certain words I find to be less offensive than others. If God saw fit enough to put these few words in the Holy Bible, I'm thinking they might be acceptable for me to use. Just a thought. No theology to back this thought up though, so don't quote me on it. Not to mention the fact that one of the said words just makes me giggle like a little school girl when I hear it or read it. Sometimes it's like I'm the one that's 13.

But, what's a little ridiculous to me is that K Belle got a demerit (discipline papers) yesterday because she said the word "crap."

Crap is considered profanity at the girls' school, which is an acceptable policy at a Christian school.

But, it was the way it was used that made me laugh ...
Not "Your teaching is crap," or "These chicken nuggets taste like crap," or "You're a crappy friend," or "I feel like crap." All these use the word "crap" in context.

This was the conversation, or it was somewhat like this, and how the word was used:

Girl 1: "Do your parents say 'crap'?"

Girl 2: "My parents say "crap" all the time."

K Belle: "Mine say "crap" too."

Demerits for all.

This was the first time one of my girls got a demerit and I laughed. Of course, I told K Belle that she shouldn't say that word because it really wasn't a nice word.

She knew.

But, made sure I knew that Daddy said it all the time.

Yeah, I know.

Let's not forget La Petite Belle's reference to Starbuck's coffee.


sara said...

this gave me a big laugh this morning!! especially the video! Thanks!

Rachelle said...

HA! Your La Petite Belle cracks me up!

Anonymous said...

Nice to meet you at Annie. Hope I didn't freak you out too bad. Same thing happened to my son for saying the school fish lunch must be white crappy---which is the state fish of LA--he learned from coloring book he got at the state capitol on a school field trip. He also had to move his clip for saying "dang".

Tammy said...

holy crap, i mean cow, that was funny. the video, not the demerits.

Aspiemom said...

My son says that all of the time. I don't think it sounds good and he dances as close to swearing as he can.

Funny post. Especially that video!

Teresa Dawn said...

Lol! I say "crap" as well. I don't really consider it a curse word. I don't use actual (to me) swear words at all. I don't think there's anything truly wrong with the occassional one, its just not part of my vocabulary.