This was what the kid on the cycle was telling the other kid who was dangling a chubby worm from one end of a stick.
Sunday mass just got over and I was waiting for Tonio to start his bike and bring it around when I saw these two boys, probably no more than 12 years old. One of them had a fascinated expression on his face as he stooped to pick up a chubby wriggling worm with one end of a stick. He turned to show it to his friend and this was when the boy on the bicycle started acting like a profane mouthing baby. I wanted to walk up to him and knock some sense into his head and tell him not to use the F word. He's only TWELVE.... that word should not even be part of his vocabulary. But the people who really deserve a whack on the head are his parents. What kind of parents think it is okay for their son to use such profane language.....
Even I didn't know that word when I was 12, I heard it for the first time when I was 15 in a song called "Who the heck is Alice?". I was at this relatives wedding in Bombay and everybody was dancing and singing and when the chorus came they would all shout together singing "who the fu*k is Alice..." And I was like why are they singing it all wrong. I vaguely remember Megha telling me that she had heard this word often too and that it means something big. So we decided to ask her dad since he knows almost all the English words out there (he reads a lot). Anyway, we did ask him and he shook his head & rolled his eyes but didn't say anything.
I think I looked the word up in a dictionary later on, when I came across it in a Sidney Sheldon book. Okay all that aside, how is it going to be for our children... how soon are they gonna figure out things and how are we going to take it....Oh,well..... all in good time.