The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

11 February 2003

Oh, those four-letter words

From the We Must Protect The Children™ files:

"I realize people hunt in this area, but I still don't think that warrants the teaching of this word to my daughter or any other child," said Mrs. Sousa.

What word is that?

The word is "gun".

"Look out! He's got — um, wait — one of those things, you know?"

(Explanation, for those requiring one:  Mrs. Sousa's Canadian, so it takes four of her letters to equal three of ours.)

Posted at 7:37 PM to Dyssynergy


There is a point, though, to not teaching kids how to spell "gun". How are they gonna misspell "gun"?

R-I-F-L-E?

Posted by: Kevin McGehee at 8:24 PM on 11 February 2003

R-e-m-i-n-g-t-o-n?

G-l-o-c-k?

M-a-u-s-e-r?

H-e-c-k-l-e-r a-n-d K-o-c-h?

The list goes on and on.

Posted by: Steve at 8:40 PM on 12 February 2003