Cheers! It's a standard sentiment used before clinking glasses and sipping a drink of something lovely. Cheers! It's a standard sentiment, spoken between friends to say, 'goodbye, good day or thanks.' Cheers. One little word with different uses and meanings, depending upon which side of the pond you keep your slippers. I started thinking, as I often do, about other words that have many meanings. My second favorite "F" word came to mind, and I'm certain, Dear Readers, you have some colorful uses for this little beauty. What about the word "awesome?" I think "awesome" could be substituted for the F-bomb in many situations don't you? Anyway, "awesome" is acceptable and uncensored. Let's try it!
I think we're awesomed.
Are you awesoming kidding me?!
This situation is awesomed.
That is SO awesoming great!
Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!
Yep! its works! I knew it!
The "F" word is used liberally, yes, BUT, lets lay a few ground rules of use please, we can be civilized after all. Right? Right!
1. Use of the "F" word is usually paired with "Pardon my French." BUT, the word is probably German in origin so a bit of slight tweaking needs to occur. We need to pair the word with, 'Pardon my German.' Okay. Whew! Ground rules are good.
2. Personally, I believe there is NO place in the work place, place of worship or "polite" company (whatever that is, but grandparents or parents of friends fall into this category) for the use and/or reference of/to the word. *Note: The use of "awesome" is a fantastic substitute word in these circumstances don't ya think? Justing saying...
3. There is no reason to ever use the word in homes that are not your own, unless it is the home of your VERY close friends and/or family so long as it's just you and them. IF your friend decides to use the word, that is their prerogative, you do not not have to join in.
4. Using your gut instinct when it tells you not to use the word. For example, try your best to not use the word in front of very impressionable, young children (that are not your own.) I did say "try your best." Remember, there is never any judging here at Mary's Kitchen and stuff happens.
5. Use of the "F" word is allowed/appropriate when driving, in any an all circumstances. Come on!
6. Use of the "F" word is allowed/appropriate when major injuries are involved such as knife wounds, burns or slamming appendages in doors.
Well, I think that covers the ground rules.
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