Monday, December 15, 2008

potty mouth

Third in a grateful (thank you, dear friend!) series,
by LMC guest host
hatless in hattiesburg:
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these incidents seem related:

1) recently, my almost-three-year-old niece decided it would be funny to sing songs - replacing the last word in each line with "poopy". example: "jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the poopy, oh what fun it is to poopy", etc.

2) that reminded me of (in early gradeschool) a kid i had to sit next to at some event, who thought it hilarious to point at people and say "butt" - not just a few times, but the entire time. (i wouldn't be surprised if he is now a sitcom writer.)

3) this month, i saw a report on tv about "meth mouth", the condition that causes the teeth of methamphetamine users to rot and fall out. in a fast-food place just one week later, i met an otherwise fairly attractive young lady who had that condition. odd that it did not keep her from talking to everyone in the place.

4) today, i met some guys whose every adjective was scatological. "where's that *** piece of ***. did you *** take it? i need that *** to *** go fix that *** thing."

5) long ago in a sunday school class, someone asked the class to imagine "what if every foul word you said actually materialized? would you tell someone to go to **** if your mouth caught fire right after? would you say **** if one was really going to pop out of your mouth? that's obviously disgusting, but those kinds of word themselves are just as disgusting."

3 comments:

Most Rev. Gregori said...

To some people, cussing and swearing has become a habit because they have been doing it for so long. Now they don't even realize that they are doing it.

Wry Mouth said...

i saw a report on tv about "meth mouth", the condition that causes the teeth of methamphetamine users to rot and fall out. in a fast-food place just one week later,...


the missis taught me about this; she encountered many meth addicts in her former career. fun fact: look at the jawlines of many of the homeless cardboard-sign carrying folks at your local freeway offramp...

;o/

PS the secret word I have to type in to enter this comment is "thailoo" -- snork!

The Localmalcontent said...

Uh,Wrymouth, that is "cRazieWoRD".

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