clementine’s first use of profanity

It happened today. Linette called me with the good news. Apparently Clementine muttered it this morning while pulling on her socks.

I don’t want to brag, but “Holy Dammit” is pretty extraordinary for the first time out, isn’t it?

The next big developmental milestone, if I remember correctly, is flipping the bird. I’m not sure what comes after that.

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  1. Robert
    Posted October 30, 2008 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

    It was even situation appropriate. You should be very proud. Usually you’ll catch them practicing on completely innocuous situations before they’ll carry out a live exercise like that. I can tell from this that Clementine is unusually confident. Now I’m afraid to tell you what comes next. Just get ready to have your ass kicked.

    You know it’s Devil’s Night too, right? You may be dealing with a demon possession here. Did I call that one correctly, EoS?

  2. Paw
    Posted October 31, 2008 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    I was a savant. My parents tell me I wasn’t yet 3 when I first uttered “Jesus H Christ on a popsickle stick”.

  3. grandma
    Posted October 31, 2008 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    It’s my favorite new swear word. I’m going to start my book with those two words. Thank you, Clementine.

  4. Sugarjets
    Posted October 31, 2008 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    Up next:

    Jerry Springer.

  5. Posted October 31, 2008 at 8:40 pm | Permalink

    Wow. That is a brilliant swear word. I’ve never heard of that being said before, yet it’s so simple and a hybrid of damnit and holy shit. I am very impressed, Mark. As my daughter is still on dada, she’s got a ways to go. The bar has been set high.

  6. MaryD
    Posted October 31, 2008 at 10:09 pm | Permalink

    My kids (28, 21, 16) sang to me (back in the day) the following to the tune of Hot Cross Buns-“Shit, shit, shit, shit, fuck, fuck, fuck, shit fuck damn. Clementine is learning….what about quality preschool?-email maryd.

  7. UBU
    Posted November 1, 2008 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    You just think it’s her first use of profanity — you wouldn’t believe the stuff she’s been texting me for months…

  8. elviscostello
    Posted November 1, 2008 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    Reminds me of my son. When he was small, he said, “Oh, Shit”, in front of my mother. She told us about it and apologized, sure he had heard it from her. My wife and I were somber, accepted her apology, and later laughed because we KNEW he had heard it from us…

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