Not that nose rings are the end of the world... although I've already notified my girls that if their dates show up at the front door with pants around their knees, I will require the pants to be pulled to their hips before allowing them to leave. For safety reasons, obviously.
Anywho, that wasn't the point. The point is... I want to know if you have words that everyone else seems to be saying, but are a no-no in your house.
For instance, in our house:
- "Butt" is off limits. Tush, hind end, rear, etc etc etc - all fine. Butt? Nope.
- "Shut up" isn't allowed.
- "God" - except in the obvious religious sense. But "Oh My Gawd", "Good God" and other expressions of frustration using "God" are on the Do Not Say list. The girls are pretty creative with alternatives, such as one of my personal favorites, "Oh My Underpants".
- "What the...". In a "I'm not swearing but I'm almost swearing" craze, "What the..." has been very popular at the elementary school. I freaked when I heard my 7 year old saying it, because we all know there's a swear word just around the corner. Now the girls say, "Bananapants", which really has nothing to do with anything but amuses me mightily. =)