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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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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.
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.
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?

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.
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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