Mind your language

I think I have said it somewhere that although I am very comfortable with the so-called dirty jokes, it makes me cringe when I hear people talking, every line punctuated with foul language – references to parts of the anatomy in particular, be it male or female.

When I was small, owing to peer influence, I picked up a word or two but when my mum heard it, she threatened to stuff my mouth with red hot chilli peppers (Hey! Isn’t that the name of a band?)! That frightened the living daylights out of me, so consequently, I never acquired the habit.

There is this story of a man whose speech was peppered with references to a certain part of the male anatomy (which coincidentally is the name of a town in China). He met a genie who granted him three wishes. He rushed home quickly and told his wife about it.

“What are you going to wish for, dear?” the wife asked.

“All kinds of [insert word] I also want!” he declared. And true enough, all kinds of [insert word] appeared – big ones, small ones, long ones, short ones, fat ones, thin ones…. When he saw that he panicked and shouted, “Take away all these [insert word]!!!” True enough, all of them disappeared including his own. And since he only had ONE wish left, he had no choice but to wish for his own [insert word] back.

The moral of the story is simply MIND YOUR LANGUAGE!