Flying Duck

There’s swearing and then there’s swearing and, we all learn how to say ‘em.
My parents said I must not swear, not where they could hear and, a ‘bloody hell’
could even send me there.
Smart-ass children never listen. My luck ran out the day
they heard me shout: “Who gives a flying duck.”


All kids learn the swear words, and in company of their own age, if their friends swear
they swear because they want to fit in.
I learned never to swear in front of my parents… ever!
I teach my teen, children or adults who swear a lot show a distinct lack of vocabulary and education and, she knows so much better.
Even though I know she does, just like my parents with me, I will not accept her swearing in front of me.

(It’s usually ‘I couldn’t give a flying-Bombay-duck’  and it’s cockney rhyming slang for dropping… the ‘F’ word bomb  🙂

Oooo I’m ‘ard as nails…..LOL

Shared with G-Man’s Friday Flash 55

Author: Daydreamer

I live on a beautiful island in Atlantic Canada.

11 thoughts on “Flying Duck”

  1. My parents weren’t the sort to use swears much, so I didn’t learn any swear words until I was in my teens, from friends, but I tend not to because of what my parents had instilled in me. I think I only started using swear words when I started working. 😀

    Good post!

  2. We’re fond of Spoonerisms, like “icking fridiot” and “ucking fugly.” My daughter has an immense vocabulary, but she drops the F bomb in public all the time, drives me nuts. I’m 2,000 miles away, so I guess I don’t hold the sway I once did…

    Another fave is the “Battlestar Gallactica” word they made up in the 70s to skirt network censorship: FRACK. “Frack me!” “Oh, I am sooooo fracked up.” They still used it in the Edward James Olmos remake and we adopted it. Now that “hydrofracturing” is in, destroying ground water supplies in an effort to suck natural gas out of the ground, they call it “fracking.” Lex and I delight in saying, “Don’t Frack With Me!” Thanks for a fun and funny post! Amy

  3. Right with you there, Bren. I got a bar of soap and not very tasty in your teeth. I did have to chuckle under my breath, though, when my grandson some years back would be playing and get frustrated and suddenly say, “Ship”, “Ship”. My daughter would stop and say, “Nicky”! He would say, “What, mom, I didn’t say anything bad. Very smart kid, that one. Nice write.

  4. Ah, so funny and so true!

    My childhood friend’s father allowed us to say “Son of a biscuit eater!” when angry. I remember saying “Damn!” when I was 10…and I had to sit and read the Bible for an hour afterwards. Picking Sunday to try out my first curse word was doubly dumb. 🙂

  5. haha yeah I didn’t do it in front of them for the longest while, now mom doesn’t care too much. And agreed, all those people that say f this f that, every second word don’t have much up stairs and sound pretty dumb too.

  6. It is perfectly OK to say the word ‘F**k’…
    If you finish the sentence with…Pardon my French!
    Remember that…
    Loved your 55
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Arse Week-End..:P

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