Tuesday, April 17, 2012

O: OFFS!

Just hit publish on my post, only to realize I doubled up on "N"!  Totally thought I hadn't done "N" yet...ah well...I like them both, so both will stay.  Poo on the rules.

And that little goof up was also confirmation about what my "O" post would be.  But let me first warn you that I have the mouth of a sailor and have really curtailed my cursing in this blog in an effort to be more polite.  So this post is definitely into PG-13 land.  You've been warned. 

My sister is the queen of personal acronyms, in an attempt to not swear in front of her children.  An early favorite of hers was OFCOL!  (and she would say it o.f.c.o.l., not as a word), which of course meant "oh for crying out loud!"  These were not intended as texting shortcuts, mind you, but as spoken exclamations.

Recently, she has a new one - which carries the benefit of being one of those acceptable things you can say when you have started to swear (like shhhhhhhhh...ugar!).  Better yet, you can growl this one and it actually works!  OFFS! is spoken as a full word (not o.f.f.s.) and, if you haven't already figured it out, means "oh for f***'s sake".  So, thank you to my sister on behalf of myself - in my efforts to clean up my language - and on behalf of the ears of everyone else around me. 

7 comments:

  1. Rules are really just guidelines anyway :)

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    1. Amen! I am the boss of this little bloggy fiefdom after all!

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  2. I'm such a great big awesome grownup, when I'm excited or irritated, my go-to is all fart and booger jokes, "Yer Momma" accusations, and pottytalk that's little more than the funniest and most wicked cusses I can think of strung together in breathless succession.

    I know. I know! I'm workin' on it, man! About a year ago, I started using a shorthand similar to your sister's "OFFS." Mine is "Eff Eff Esssss!" (hissed or grumbled, but I pronounce the letters.)

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  3. Thank you for the laugh! I usually use nice long strings of words in cursing too...the more the merrier!!!

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  4. Oooh,I love that one. I would like to think that I willnot have opportunity to try it out tomorrow...but am sure I will! :)

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  5. Funny! I have a one word exclamation I use...but it's the full swear word. I've tried to break myself of it, but it hasn't gotten better. Worse, I think!

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  6. Bahaha, this is hilarious, Sarah! I don't curse much but every now and then the firetruck word does pop out. Usually my cursing consists of saying, "Sugar plum faaairiiiiies!!" When you curse a phrase like that, whatever you're mad about seems kind of silly!

    Have a great week and happy A to Z!!

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