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I need to stop swearing at traffic.  I have a little echo in the back seat.

My new word is "octopus."  So if you should hear me speaking energetically about cephalopods - I'm probably pissed about something.

Completely unrelated, I apparently have another cold.  The cough and sinuses and everything are getting worse not better.  Octopus excrement.

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merimask
Jan. 16th, 2011 06:44 am (UTC)
You probably have the same cold I have. Everyone here has it. You feel like you're recovering after a few days & then it hits you again, really hard. I'm finally feeling better after over a week of this crap. :-(

LOL...my "baby swear" was "poopie". Also "popsicle sticks". As in "Aww popsicle sticks, I forgot to set the alarm clock" or whatever. All those hard "k" sounds are satisfying.
kls_eloise
Jan. 16th, 2011 08:20 pm (UTC)
Well, crap. Could very well be, although it's been since before Christmas in my case. The "cough until you gag uncontrollably" part is particularly fun, although the blinding sinus headaches run a close second.

"Octopus" is fairly satisfying - that hard first consonant, multiple syllables and such. I need something monosyllabic too.
galingale
Jan. 17th, 2011 07:31 pm (UTC)
May I recommend.... "BOTHER!"
It sounds innocuous, but YOU will be thinking of this image:
"Bother!" said Pooh, staring down at Tigger's lifeless corpse. "I only meant to stun him."

Also I found myself quoting Christmas carols a lot recently... "Oh CHRISTMAS is coming the goose is getting fat!"

How about coming up with some nice 14th c. swear words that no one at daycare will understand?

::sympathies::
The cold unfortunately sounds like the cold that we've had. I was sick for most of a month. Rob still hasn't quite ditched it. Our dr says there's some thought that it's actually a pertussis variation, so for adult's tetanus booster now they're doing pertussis vaccine too. This will help me NEXT year I suppose.
bigbrotherinlaw
Jan. 18th, 2011 12:41 am (UTC)
Whilst I sympathize with your stratagem, that echo has a long time delay. Undoubtedly, when the correct emotional-linguistic opportunity arises, you will find that your darling girl can swear just as eloquently as a fishwife.

My father relates a story from when I was young enough that I don't remember it. One day I went to drink from my sippy cup of milk, but when all I got was the bubbly slurp at the end, I exclaimed, "Oh shit. It's empty." Whereupon I threw my cup to the floor to emphasize my frustration and displeasure.
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