The word “stupid” has joined booty-head on the list of words we don’t allow Andrea to use. This word is apparently bandied about in the mean streets of day care quite a lot, and we don’t want her to denigrate others, so it made The List†.
Since pushing the envelope is something children apparently enjoy (who knew?), Andrea is developing ways to skirt around the edges. A recent favorite has been to say “stu! stu! stu!” She knows we know what she’s saying, but it’s true that technically she’s within the boundaries.
Today while I was cooking dinner she was leafing through a catalog, muttering to herself with apparent glee, “Stupid, stupid, stupid.”
So I put down the spatula and asked her what she was saying. This lead to the usual witty repartee of our favorite game “What word?”
“The word you were saying.”
“What word was I saying?”
“You know which word you were saying.”
“The word I was saying with my words?”
“Yes … yes.”
“Tiggers do best.”
“Em. You were saying, ’Tiggers do best?’”
Huge smile: “Yes! Tiggers do best.” A pause. “That’s a good one, huh?”
†It’s a pretty short list at this point, pretty much only consisting of “booty” and variations thereof, and “stupid.” It will no doubt increase in size as time passes.
Posted Tuesday, 04 April, 2006 by Nic Lindh
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
The Internet is getting creepy, and Nic is breaking out his tinfoil hat after newspaper paywalls push him over the edge.
Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.
Springsteen gives a concert in Phoenix. It’s fantastic.