Thursday, November 10, 2005

That'd be "Goodness Gracious", right?

Conversation overheard today between two boys, who, in the interests of security, will be called "boy 1" and "boy 2". Boy 1: I heard Santa Claus in the middle of the night last night. Boy 2: Was he snoring? 1: No he was going "ho, ho, ho". 2: Why? 1: Because that's what Santa Claus does. He says 'Ho, ho, ho'." 2: He doesn't sleep? 1: No, because he is busy makin' toys for us. 2: Well, he gots to sleep sometimes. 1: No, he doesn't. 2: Well. Jesus Muffy.


Let me make very clear that any profanities uttered by the children are entirely the province and responsibility of their parents.

13 Comments:

Blogger Candace said...

I love it.

I'm going to use it ALL THE TIME now.

Well, Jesus Muffy!

11/10/2005 01:13:00 PM  
Blogger kimmyk said...

LMAO @ Jesus Muffy.

Where the heck did that come from? I mean I know boy 2 said it, but sheesh.

I shall start usin that-and when I do -I will think of you and those boys.

11/10/2005 03:16:00 PM  
Blogger Simon Peter said...

I've never heard of that one either. And I grew up in a navy family, so I thought I'd pretty much heard all the good swearing.

11/10/2005 04:25:00 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

I am SO taking that. I love it.

(Although I have an alternate theory about what might have been making Santa go HO HO HO . . . )

11/10/2005 04:27:00 PM  
Blogger craziequeen said...

wonderful [files away for future use] :-)

btw - word count is 21,410 - how's yours going, Mary? Beaten your block?

cq

11/10/2005 05:40:00 PM  
Blogger Mary P. said...

Misfit, Kimmyk, Susan: And when it becomes the idiom that sweeps the nation, we will all know that it started here. With a three-year-old boy.

Simon: I'm assuming it's a toddler-zation of "J. Murphy". Remember that? Probably too mild for a navy family!

CQ: Yup. The block is over, I have the plot sketched out, and my word count proceeds apace. I took yesterday off, so you've eclipsed me by a few hundred words. I'm off to a meeting of local NaNoWriters this evening - maybe the social occasion will result in even more creative output!!

11/10/2005 06:00:00 PM  
Anonymous MIM said...

I'm stealing that profanity. Jesus knows I could use some new ones. Or is it Muffy who knows?

11/10/2005 09:53:00 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

That so reminds me of my grandmother's quip "Pucker Jesus". It was in replacement for "Land Sake!" It was cute...as with Jesus Muffy...and shouldnt it be Mary Muffy????

11/11/2005 08:41:00 AM  
Blogger ~Lil Nance ;> said...

And I thought I was the one that came up with all original profanity!! Kids!! I have an 8 year old and it's not the profanity(no problems with that yet), it's the questions that make me dam near drive of the road!!

I found your blog through Kimmy... LUV it!!!!

11/11/2005 12:58:00 PM  
Blogger Mary P. said...

mim: It's all yours!

Heather: "Pucker Jesus"? As a replacement for "Land Sake"? Sounds more like an upgrade, rather than a downgrade of profanity. Or was that gramma's intention? And absolutely no comment on the "Mary Muffy" thing. Now you're pushing my comfort zone! LOL

Nancy: Welcome!! Goodness knows where he learned that one. I forgot to ask his parents. His mother, not being an Earnest Mommy, will find it hysterical, I know. Glad you're loving the blog, and thanks for commenting!

11/11/2005 01:30:00 PM  
Blogger Simon Peter said...

"M*** Muffy"?

Now I'm rolling on the floor laughing. Help, help, somebody help me breath, I can't stop laughing.

11/11/2005 10:52:00 PM  
Blogger Granny said...

zJesus Muffy? Pucker Jesus? In Arkansas, Jumpin Jesus was so common, I'm not even sure it was considered profanity, but I've never heard the others and thought I was old enough to have heard them all.

I'm stealing them both. Thanks for making my day.

11/13/2005 09:40:00 AM  
Blogger Mary P. said...

Simon: Quick! Someone throw some ice water on the man...

Oh, good grief. Was that Mary thing a reference to me, or the Virgin Mary? (I assumed, in context, it was the latter. Now I'm not so sure.)

Granny: Gee. The only Jumpin' I've ever heard is "Jehosaphat", and that only on old westerns as a kid. There sure are a lot of goofy profanities out there!

11/14/2005 07:46:00 AM  

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