My kids gave me a heart attack last night. I was doing dishes and
they were playing with a handful of change on the kitchen floor. They were sorting and counting it when I heard Mac say to Will, “Take this money and put it in Rose.” One of our cats is named Rose and as I scrubbed I envisioned Will trying to stuff quarters down her throat. I spun around quickly and thankfully saw Will putting the coins in ROWS not ROSE. Sometimes I think I’m losing it.
Noal or Noel
Last week we received a couple Christmas cards in the mail. McKenzie opened one from Uncle Randy and Aunt Judy. “Mom who’s Noal – I think they sent us the wrong card by mistake.” On the front of the card it said NOEL. Now you can see why I’m losing it.
Pus or Pi
Last night we went to a presentation at Will’s school called
Oceans of Fun. The kids walked us around different stations and showed us what they have been learning. Will read a book to us about octopuses and I was puzzled, isn’t it octopi? I was dying to whip out my phone and Google it but I contained myself until I got home. It turns out that both octopuses and octopi are correct when talking about more than one octopus, however, octopi is OLD USAGE but is still accepted.
I felt victory in my soul when I discovered I was right because we all know that I use the word octopi all the time. But it made me sad that
it’s old usage because people will think I’m old if I use it. So even though I
know its okay to say octopi, I must say octopuses so that no one suspects that I’m old. The youth of today are so wild and free with their words.
We sat on the floor as Will read to us and my husband claimed,
“It’s been a long time since I’ve sat Indian Style.” I glared at him. “That’s no longer a socially acceptable thing to say,” I told him. He rolled his eyes at me, “Fine, I’m sitting criss-cross-apple sauce!”
Bad Language = Good Sales
Did you do any Fu#$*# shopping at Urban Outfitters this year? It
looks like they have a fun filled catalog this year complete with curse words on many of their products. Some people (parents) are freaking out about this and claiming they won’t shop there ever again. Do you think it’s the glass that say’s Merry Christmas Bitch that’s turning them off or could it be the pot themed merchandise or maybe even the sculpture of the F-word?
I think Urban Outfitters has the right idea. Things that turn parents off are an automatic “in” for kids and it’s been that way for hundreds of years. Heck just this article alone made me look at their catalog and they
have some really cool stuff. They could still do business without the profanity but look at the publicity this is getting them.
And I could think of a few people I’d like to send “bitch”glasses
to. Heck I’d even like a bitch glass. But then again I’m too old to shop at Urban Outfitters, I still think octopi is an acceptable word for crying out loud!