So, on the occasion when I slip-up, can I really be blamed?
Whenever she hears me use it, Mrs. LIAYF just sighs and corrects me. Gives me one of those motherly type looks. I'm sure all my Dad Blogging buddies know exactly what I mean.
She will say something like "Dish-cloth. It's a Dish-CLOTH, not a dish-rag!"
But after 40 plus years, can I really be expected to abandon all use of the word rag? It has a certain manly ring to it, doesn't it?? I'm trying. Honest I am.
(A washcloth by any other name . . . .)
Another word that I get that look for, if used in the wrong context, is juice. Like the other evening when, during Lukas' bath, my little guy wanted me to blow him some more bubbles. I told him I needed to get a little more bubble juice on the wand. "It's SOLUTION. Bubble solution!"
How about you readers? What words has your significant other nixed from the household vocabulary in the interest of "propriety?"