Friday, February 10, 2012

Newman!


What's the word for when you're brushing your teeth and you accidentally slam your brush into your gums causing excruciating pain? There has to be a word for that, because I seem to do it all the time.  And after I did it this week it occurred to me that I really need to stop swearing so much.  The problem is that to just quit doing something, you really need something else to fill the void. So I need new swear words. I don't mean 'drat' or 'gee whiz' or 'Jiminy Nutbars'! (which is TC's current exclamation.) (Man, my kids are weird.) I need something that I will actually use and stick with.

Today I'm trying out, "Newman!" in place of my favorite four letter word. We'll see how it goes.

4 comments:

Jeff and Meg said...

The 'fake' words seem to lack potency, don't they! I hope Newman works for you. :)

Theresa said...

I love Newman too!

Brownie said...

I've been trying to get Red off of the slang words he's picking up at school.

I'm training him to say "oh NO!" - I know they don't have the potency. I have had the bad habit of saying Oh CRAP! until I heard it come out of Red's mouth... I stopped.

Don't I sound like a prude? LOL!
When we've spent time with Grandma Red has the habit of muttering "oh dear, oh DEAR!"

Thenonbloggingfriend said...

Son of a biscuit is my current favorite ;)