Lucy has been learning about bad language recently. Last week there was a discussion with mom about the use of the middle finger as a means of communication. Jennifer told her that it was like a bad word. But when Lucy asked exactly what it meant, Jennifer demurred.
Today Lucy was listening to a Lady Gaga song that raised further questions. She just turned to me and asked: “What does bitch mean?”
“Well,” I replied, “It’s a bad word.”
So Lucy raised her middle finger and asked: “Does bitch mean the same thing as this?”
I about fell out of my chair.