2436.  Language

Now Errol, said the teacher, you shouldn’t be using naughty words like that. Who taught you such language?

My father, said Errol.

Well, said the teacher, you shouldn’t use a word like that if you don’t know what it means.

I do know what it means, said Errol. It means the car won’t start.

27 thoughts on “2436.  Language

    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      A damned guitar (in my opinion – as you now know me perhaps like few others) is a f**king guitar. Having said all that – I’m at a point of tossing in the towel (music-wise) and saying f”- it.

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      1. Badfinger (Max)

        Well… as far as music…I do it for me…for the peace I get out of it. Until I play with the guys and they can’t decide what to play.

        You do still enjoy it right? It’s a gift/curse that we have! I feel drawn to it even when I don’t want to.

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        1. noelleg44

          My son was not quite five when he started school (kindergarten). He took the bus after school all by himself to the YMCA. We were called by the YMCA Director after a week or two because she said he was making inappropriate gestures at the other children. We met her with my son and she told us he’d been giving the other children the middle finger. When we asked him about this, he said yes, he did, and held up his hand with his middle finger up but bent at the first joint.
          I asked him what that meant and he said his grandfather did it (my Dad had terrible arthritis and couldn’t fully extend his finger) and had told my son when he did it, “This means I won’t be going to heaven.” The director sputtered and said we needed to tell our son what it really meant and not to do it. We laughed all the way home.

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      Yes – an oldie – most of my stories I daresay have been said before – but it’s impossible – as you would know from your blog – to be totally original. I’d not hear this story before!

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        1. Bruce Goodman Post author

          Yes – I knew you meant it was an old joke but I hadn’t heard it before. No offense intended. Anyway – having all those wonderful boys is a far greater thing than creating a blog! I’m in reverence!

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