Back in the day George Carlin did a comic routine about the seven words you couldn’t say on TV. TV has rules. Well, I have rules: there are words we’re not allowed to say in our house, and I think they are way worse than those seven words. These are my version of profanity. Use at your own peril.
- Boring/Bored: My favorite quip is “If you’re bored, you’re boring.” If you utter any variation of this word in my house I will find you something to do. There is no reason to ever be bored. Bored equates to lazy as far as I’m concerned
- Fine: I hate when people say they are “fine”. I know the definition of fine according to Dictionary.com starts out with fine quality, but I don’t refer to that meaning. I refer to the second definition which is “good”. It’s such a boring way to refer to anything. And you know how I feel about boring. Also, I find when my family responds to something with “Fine” they are actually annoyed. I’m annoyed cause they used the word.
- Nice: Really? You can’t give me a better description. ‘How was the party?’ ‘It was nice.’ Tell me how the party was. Loud, lacking food, overly decorated, give me real words.
- Interesting: Empty word. What makes it interesting. What is a novel idea? Was it done in a totally new way? Do you not like it but are trying to be nice?
- Urrgg: I know I’m stretching it, calling this a word, but I just hate when I say something like “Set the table for dinner” and the response is Urrgg…
- Mommy: I remember how I longed to hear my Daughter say Mommy. And that first time was joyous. But three days later, after the millionth time, I was very tired of the word. Please make it stop!
- Honey, Sweetie, Snookums, or any term of endearment that precedes a request from my Husband that I will not like, or do not want to do