HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » People » Seniors (Group) » Grandma! You're not supp...

Sun Oct 30, 2016, 09:42 PM

Grandma! You're not supposed to swear!

Many young adults think grandparents should be like Aunt Bea and Grandma Walton, prim and proper. They should also be innocent and clueless about sex, even though they gave birth.

When my 30-year-old grandson couldn't believe I would say FUCK DONALD TRUMP, I asked him if he used the word. He said, of course. I asked him for the month and year he would stop using it because he'd aged out of the privilege. He said never. He got my point.

If Janis Joplin were alive, she'd be almost two years older than me. I bet she'd say fuck Donald Trump with a hearty laugh.

7 replies, 1268 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 7 replies Author Time Post
Reply Grandma! You're not supposed to swear! (Original post)
Croney Oct 2016 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2016 #1
TexasProgresive Oct 2016 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2016 #3
Croney Oct 2016 #6
Agnosticsherbet Oct 2016 #4
Wounded Bear Oct 2016 #5
trof Oct 2016 #7

Response to Croney (Original post)

Sun Oct 30, 2016, 09:50 PM

1. I'm a Grandma too, and I sure as hell swear!

My daughter has asked me to watch it around my grandchildren so they won't pick it up, and mostly I do....unless I forget.

But they're getting to the age where they will hear it.

I think your conversation with your grandson is right on! That was a great way to handle the topic.



Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 30, 2016, 10:06 PM

2. I think you use it well, Peggy.

I only read one post when you used scatological language and it was most effective because you don't over use it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 30, 2016, 10:45 PM

3. I thank you, my dear TexasProgresive!

I used to swear more here than I do now. I guess I decided it was unbecoming, or something.

But now and then someone from my past reminds me of my F-Bomb days, and of course I oblige them. I DO have a reputation to uphold, after all.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 06:20 AM

6. 😄

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Croney (Original post)

Sun Oct 30, 2016, 10:59 PM

4. Born in the 50's, my grandma never swore around the kids. I only heard my grandfather swear once.

He didn't know I was there. This was not that they didn't know how. It was a conscious choice. They chose not to swear around children. My grandmother did not discuss gays around us, though my uncle had a roommate for more than thirty years, and they visited the house for Sunday dinners a couple of times a month, Uncle Jim and Uncle John. They are buried side by side, now. It was a different time.

Cursing is accepted now. It's a cultural change. Fuck, let it rip.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Croney (Original post)

Sun Oct 30, 2016, 11:31 PM

5. I only speak two languages...

English and profanity.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Croney (Original post)

Mon Oct 31, 2016, 06:53 PM

7. I was FLOORED when granny said "SHIT!".

It was probably 65 years ago.
I think grandpa had goosed her in the butt or something.
He was what we called a 'real cut up'.
Anyway, he surprised her or scared her and she said "SHIT, MARVIN!".
Hoowee.

Granny was a strict Southern Baptist and a tea-totaller.
A died-in-the-wool prohibitionist.
I couldn't believe she even KNEW that word, let alone used it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread