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DS becoming alarmingly verbal / fluent / swearing!

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InfestationofLannisters Sat 30-Jul-11 21:35:57

He is 4.2 and has taken to realising that for extra emphasis a certain word is used.

I thought I was hearing things last week when after repeated edicts to turn the television on he shouted, "turn the bloody television on Daddy PLEEEEEAAASSEEE!"

This week he was after some stickers that I had stupidly thrown away from a Cbeebies magazine and it was unmistakeable:

"DD the stickers, the stickers, where stickers? Where the BLOODY STICKERS?"

And this:

"Mummy I want the BLOODY stickers nnoooooowwwww, please, Mummy!"

Apart from moderating our language and being secretly rather proud that he has a new way to express himself, what should we do?

We don't swear much (well I do on MN) but does anyone else have any experience of this? This time last year he was practically non-verbal. I expect we have been a bit lax.

TotalChaos Sat 30-Jul-11 21:42:12

Oh yes, we have had that as well. Other than moderating language for future, it might be worth saying that it's naughty to say certain words at nursery/school. But only if you think he could get his head round that concept.....

EllenJaneisnotmyname Sat 30-Jul-11 21:46:11

What do you do?! grin Just say, we don't say that, then ignore. Don't give him any reaction cos he'll love that! Can't help thinking it could have been a lot worse! grin

janetsplanet Sat 30-Jul-11 21:52:37

DD (7) yesterday said she didnt want to go to our corner shop as they kept saying her name over and over. i said they are trying to be friendly and that they normally speak another language to us

she then asked 'can I tell the man to fuck off?'


CreepyWeeBrackets Sat 30-Jul-11 22:05:29

Sorry OP here, temp name-change, see the end of this thread

I'm glad I'm not the only one! Thank you smile

EllenJaneisnotmyname Sat 30-Jul-11 23:34:06

<loves de-cloaking reference>

Triggles Sun 31-Jul-11 11:01:49

Whenever DS2 picks up a word he shouldn't use (for example when he learned FFS from DH hmm) and uses it in context, such as when he's cross about something, we give him a NEW word to use. His particular favourite right now is "horsefeathers" grin

So when he's cross about something he'll stomp his foot and growl "oh, HORSEFEATHERS!!" grin It's quite amusing, although obviously we can't let him know that.

unpa1dcar3r Sun 31-Jul-11 12:11:41

To be honst Infest, I think you're getting off quite lightly at the moment with 'bloody'!

I clearly remember youngest shouting out the F word in Asda and me throwing my hands up in the air and shouting back "Hoorah, he is finally talking".
However hubby desperately tried to nip it in the bud whereas I tended to ignore it (it was manily for reaction) and one day age4d about 4 youngest was saying the F word over n over. Hubbyy said if you keep saying it I'll put soap in your mouth, so of course he said it again so hubby got a tiniest little bit of soap on his finger and put it on his tongue.
Son promptly threw up copiously (he also had relux) and shouted out "For F**ks sake I been F**king sick now" at which point I nearly peed my pants laughing and said 'well, that went well' to hubby!

EllenJaneisnotmyname Sun 31-Jul-11 12:39:27

Just read that one out to my DH who also nearly pissed himself! grin 'Well, that went well!'

BabeRuthless Sun 31-Jul-11 16:13:10

Our ds has delayed speech but managed to pick up on "shit" and even used it in the correct context when he bumped his head. It was around the time he was due to start nursery but we ignored it & I think (hope) he's forgotten all about it.

He does still have a little spiel he's picked up on from being in the car with FIL which runs along the lines of "Stupid. Ridiculous. Indicate!"

signandsmile Sun 31-Jul-11 17:52:46

have to say ds has said 'sheet' and 'crap', its that mix of 'yay he is talking' and 'oops that's me' blush.

InfestationofLannisters Sun 31-Jul-11 20:19:15

These are making feel better, loved unpa1dcar3r's example grin Oops indeed.

My son is also becoming adept at back seat driving. His phrase from my husband is, "LOOK THIS IDIOT!"

unpa1dcar3r Sun 31-Jul-11 20:24:42

Here's another example Infest to make you laugh; when he was at nursery he also kept shouiting out the F word so the staff divised this red card system when if he swore badlty they showed him the red card (like a football ref) and they said it worked really well.
Great says me, I'll try it at home.
First time he said it I duly showed him the red card and he told me to F**k off.

InfestationofLannisters Sun 31-Jul-11 22:03:58

Brilliant! Well perhaps he was making associations between the red card and the language. Clever lad.

DS is supposed to have a "now and next" board. It took him all of five minutes to work it out and insist that the "ice cream" picture should come before boring one always.

The "hair-wash" card met with a most unpleasant end IIRC...

janetsplanet Sun 31-Jul-11 23:52:46

over the shop tonight, DD wasnt allowed to tell said shopkeeper to fuck off. he was shouting her name over and over, but soon shut up when she shouted 'will you fucking shut up' blush

unpa1dcar3r Mon 01-Aug-11 07:42:41

LMAO Janet.
Well she didn't say F off did she!!!! wink

EllenJaneisnotmyname Mon 01-Aug-11 09:15:41


coff33pot Mon 01-Aug-11 14:39:45

DS is a "what the eck is that" "what the eck do I do now" or "wow! where the eck did that come from" grin

At xmas the MIL was invited for xmas dinner........DH tucked in and cleared his plate. MIL said "blimey "DH" you tucked that away quick" .........DS piped up "blimey Dad you finished already!"........we all stopped in our tracks and then burst out laughing. MIL said I dont think you should say that DS. He said "say what?" is it a swear word?" She said yes and he said well thats what you said nanny grin Nanny was very blushing grin

On the road rage front with me driving DS has picked up "cant you drive you muppet!" and "where did you get your licence from!?" to which DS proudly yells "FROM A CORNFLAKES PACKET" [GRIN]

unpa1dcar3r Mon 01-Aug-11 18:21:31

Love it Coffee. My MIL is like this; elder son often shouts out b*llocks (part of his tourettes) and school taught him to say Bullits instead, so now he shouts out Bullitts at the top of his voice and the MIL told him off for swearing, so I said what he'd said and she said that's still swearing confused
She's just bonkers really wink

coff33pot Mon 01-Aug-11 18:31:45

I was going around saying "oh ..........sausages!" desperately trying to check myself from using the strong stuff but I gave up because I kept getting "yes please" or "noooo not again!" from DS grin now I go outside and stomp instead!

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