A 1917 letter to Winston Churchill included the phrase O.M.G.? The whole foundation of my belief in written language has been shaken.
I may sound like I am just being uptight (it wouldn't be the first time), but I didn't love it when, in an attempt to make my already smiling boys SMILE, the photographers used words like "cheese booger", "farts", and a few others that my boys would probably get in trouble for using at home.
Of course they laughed, ruining the nice natural smiles they already had, therefore capturing a WORSE picture instead of a better one.
Let's ignore the fact that we had already waited over an hour past our appointment time just to be seen... I may be done with the studios and ready to just swallow the 10x the amount price tag that comes with private sessions.
But am I being uptight about the words?
Ninjago uses 'ninja' as both the singular and the plural forms. I've never heard that before. Is that right?
(Yes, forget Shakespeare and Chaucer, I now take my language cues from cartoons.)
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Keep it, keep it, Sneeze it sneeze it!
(Little Guy's version of "You snooze, you lose")
My Little Guy is my potty humor kid. He laughs at everything. Someone mentions 'poop' and he giggles for 5 minutes. While it's pretty funny to see, we try to discourage it as much as possible, and certainly don't let him talk like that.
I *cannot stand* when people curse in front of their kids, or worse, teach them to say bad words because the parent thinks it's funny. It won't be so funny when they're in trouble at school, or by you (the very person that taught them the word).
(I will add that when it's just part of their language learning pattern-- think truck, fork, beach-- it's pretty funny!)
Is it weird that the thing I dislike most about my boys watching comic book shows is that they say "shut up" and "stupid"? Seems minimal while they're throwing Bat boomerangs and Joker acid at each other, but I feel like they understand that that's pretend, but the words are a little too real. Make any sense?
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