I Use Inappropriate Language In Front Of My Children

April 15, 2013 9:41am CST
This should get you talking.... As an adult, I do use "industrial" language now and again - Did you like the use of Industrial? As a parent we should curb or restrict some of our more choice vocabulary and not swear in front of our children... But, this discussion is nothing to do with swearing - It is merely a device to drag in the self-righteous and holier than thou folk. Across Mylot, people are spitting their coffee over their screens "HELLS TEETH!!! - That heathen is effing and jeffing in front of children" The real point of the post. My 3 children speak French and in the past they have tried to insult me and scheme in French. Luckily or unluckily, depending on which view point you take - I speak French very well. For the past couple of years my youngest two have been doing German at school - They all seem to take to languages quite well. My eldest is doing French and Arabic at University. So back to the point - They now speak decent German around the house - It is good practise. They speak to each other in French and German... The good Lady also speaks German, so she encourages this. I think they talk about me in German. I try to pretend that I understand what they say. I have spoken to them in German before, but the other half gave me The eyebrow Which anybody that has been with woman for any length of time knows - It is not a good sign. She gave me The eyebrow because my German is one sentence... Schnell, montieren ein Erschiebungskommando und führen die Gefangenen, danke Which in English is Fast, assemble a firing squad and execute the prisoners, please That is 40 years of war films for you. I have been to German before with my better half - I was forbidden from speaking except in English. It could be worse - I went on holiday to Spain in my teenage years. We spent one night in a Spanish hospital while my Brother dazzled the medical profession with his grasp of the Spanish langauge as he pointed at his man parts saying muy dolorido through his pained sobbing
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@GreenMoo (11842)
15 Apr 13
My kids informed me that I couldn't listen to a band called Da Weasel who sing in Portuguese as it contained 'F words'. When I informed them that I was old enough to cope, they offered to translate them for me
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@cynthiann (18572)
• Jamaica
15 Apr 13
Was the song called, 'Pop goes Da Weasel'?
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@GreenMoo (11842)
15 Apr 13
Certainly not Cynthiann. Far too shocking!
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15 Apr 13
I must be getting old - I do not know Da Weasel
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@cynthiann (18572)
• Jamaica
15 Apr 13
This is so funny and what clever children you have. I like the way you avoid the raised eyebrow. My one said that I used to give him the LOOK and my children said the same when they misbehaved. I say Thit and was reassured as when I confessed this sin the Priest told me that it was an expression and not a curse word. I also say another word in my head and this one is a bit bad and I never used to say it - only these past two years. Each culture is different so an expression in what country that is acceptable is not acceptable in another. Out here the unacceptable bad bad word is backside. This of course is acceptable in the U.K. So when I was assigned a class for the first time as their home room teacher I wanted them to be at ease. and promptly told them to put their backsides down and we would begin. Begin what? The kids went crazy. The teenage boys were laughing and the girls got all prim and proper and pretended to be upset. I went to the Principal and told him what had happened and hee asked me what I had said to cause the uproar and when I told him the teachers in the staffroom laughed like crazy. He then explained so I went back to the students and explaines that in the U.K. is was n ot a curse word. Loved the story about your brother Was it his biceps that he was pointing to or his adam's apple?
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15 Apr 13
It was not his Adams apple, nor was it his biceps........
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@cynthiann (18572)
• Jamaica
16 Apr 13
Oh gosh - this is so hard to figure out An elbow?
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@dainy1313 (2354)
• Leon, Mexico
15 Apr 13
Hello Rob it isn´t an easy topic. In my case I use some rude words infront of my children. But was the pshy who told me I should express my anger. But I refer to anger when something unfair is threatening me or my family. Children (in fact two teens and a kid) began using rude words, of course, since they heard me use them. But I try to focus my sons, I try to teach them about. I use rude words to express anger against some threatening event. Not to insult people. But I think your sons shouldn´t use their languaje skills if they are mocking of you. That´s not respectful and you have the right to stop it. I remember when I was a girl my parents used to talk in french in front of me. That wasn´t very pleasent. Thanks God I learnt french at school. Blessings Rob... dainy
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15 Apr 13
The mocking is very light hearted - all done in jest and without malice.
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@dainy1313 (2354)
• Leon, Mexico
16 Apr 13
Ok! I understand So you must feel proud that your sons have learnt german! Blessings!
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@blackrusty (3532)
• Mexico
15 Apr 13
wow i cant even get into spanish and yet you have kids that are doing great but hmm fool words they are not learning that in any classes i am sure hope your having a great day
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15 Apr 13
When I first started to learn French, I would look up dirty words
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• Mexico
16 Apr 13
Well good for you i can use a few in Spanish gay got any off tip of your lips I can always use a few word that will get man in bed with me lol have a geat my lot day and pay day
@katsmeow1213 (28715)
• United States
15 Apr 13
I can only speak one language, and thankfully that's all my kids know too.
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15 Apr 13
Learning a second or third language is common here, suspect because we are so close to Europe
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@inertia4 (26296)
• United States
26 Apr 13
I agree that we should curb bad language in front of our children. But it does come out now and then. As for speaking a different language, well, I only speak english. never learned another language. I also know what you mean a bout people talking a different language and insulting you. I have encountered that myself. You just know, its a feeling we get. My children don't know any other language yet, but if they ever learn one I will make sure I can at least translate it. I do speak one other language, and that my friend is Brooklynese. LOL. I had to throw that one in there.
26 Apr 13
• India
16 Apr 13
Thanks for sharing i never use inappropriate words in front of kids, grandkids, family members even, children can repeat that without understanding the meaning of the words.
16 Apr 13
My post wasn't about swearing
@lsjapdoit (652)
• Indonesia
16 Apr 13
Decent languages sound a lot better to my ears. I use them and ask my family to do the same :)
16 Apr 13
Neither did you
@anandjee (282)
• India
16 Apr 13
it is not good , dear use politeness in front of children dear, most of the things comes back in front of you, by other person, you give something you got return, depends of things like words material etc dear, this is my views dear
16 Apr 13
I don't think you read my post either
@ajithlal (14563)
• India
16 Apr 13
I think it is better to avoid speaking inappropriate language in front of children as far as possible. I think most probably children learns very fast what we speak.
16 Apr 13
I don't think you read my post....