Jack: Is “stupid” still a bad word?
me: When you’re 6 it is.
Jack: Can I say “jerk”?
Jack: What about “dork”, is that bad? What does it mean?
me: It’s sort of like a geek, but it’s mean. You probably don’t want to go around calling your friends that.
jack: Can I say it at home?
Jack: Me and my friends made code words that really mean bad words, so then we won’t get in trouble.
me: Did you learn that from your book?
Jack: Yeah! Isn’t it funny?
me: So what did you come up with?
Jack: If I tell you then you’ll know the codes Mom!
me: I’m kind of hoping you wouldn’t use the code words in front of me because that would mean that you’re calling me a bad name.
Jack: Oh. Then if I ever say “spooky…” anything, just ignore it. heh heh.
me: Spooky? What does that stand for?
Jack: I don’t know what bad word it’s for, but it’s for the very worst kind of bad word that you could EVER think of. Like when you’re mad.
me: But you don’t know a word like that yet?
Jack: Not yet, but I think I’m really close to figuring it out.