Monday, January 16, 2012
I've been deceived for 49 years by my parents.
The wife asked me if I knew any swear words and I told her that Mr. McHale had taught us a few in 10th or 11th grade. I boasted that I know the word "fuck" in many languages, and she asked me what the word was in Czech, the tongue of my birth. I didn't know.
She said I should look it up on line, and so I did. Turns out I've known the word all my life. It's one my dad used liberally when we were growing up, but the parents told me when I was "old enough" that it meant whore. Bad enough, but not quite the word for the dirty deed. I guess they couldn't bring themselves to admit that dad had been cutting loose with it all this time. And all this time I thought he that was just the one place he wouldn't go. Now I know, he's just as vulgar as me. Nice. I feel relieved somehow.