Friday, July 2, 2010

You heard it here first

One of my Alcatraz boys asked me what "wanker" meant. Well, since he asked me in a room full of teen boys ages 13-17, I made a quick decision. Since they are not only all boys, but all boys who live together in houses, I didn't want to hear masturbation stories so I said it was another word for "the f-word."

The then turned to another kid and called him a "mother wanker." Yes, I obviously choose poorly since I didn't think THAT all the way through.

I told the kid that "wanker" was not appropriate language and he wasn't supposed to swear at all. Well, he said, "Why can't I say wanker? It's a foreign language."

I now want to apologize to all of Great Britain on behalf of the unheralded stupidity of the entire conversation.


Wiley said...

Hahahaaaa... priceless. Would have loved to have been there - except I would not have been able to control my laughter.

Maggie said...

Wiley- I thought I was going to explode from holding it in! These kids kill me!