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The "W" word: what do you think?

It's not a four-letter word. Far from it. But in some households, it might as well be.

I recently came across a mother who treats the "W" word – "whatever" – like a swear word. When her daughter says whatever in that flippant, sarcastic way, it means trouble.

What do you think?

Is the "W" word a swear word in your house? Why or why not?

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Beth Dalbey February 02, 2012 at 05:33 PM
My mother used to caution my sister and I not to go outside because "the air was blue." This confused us, as we knew air had no color. When Mom finally explained that Dad was cussing – probably at the bulls or a tractor – we told her we'd heard those words plenty of times.
David Leonard February 02, 2012 at 05:33 PM
The only "W" that's tantamount to a swear word in our house is the one that stand's for George W. Bush.
Beth Dalbey February 02, 2012 at 05:55 PM
David: Sounds like something a founding member of the Dallas County Liberal Club would say. ;)
David Leonard February 03, 2012 at 02:49 AM
Beth: You nailed it.
Dave Schwartz February 10, 2012 at 04:42 AM
Rephrase -- I like that. And fully plan on stealing/using it.

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