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TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23104 posts
6th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting M walls:</b>" I didnt know that. I assumed that squaw was just another word for a woman. Had no clue it was offensive. Dd is half native :)"</blockquote>




Apparently, it's the way it's used and can be regional.
I have lived in 2 areas that reveres the history of the local tribes. Those are NOT offensive words by any stretch of the imagination in their normal use.

♥Manda♥ Swan Valley, WA, Australia 29454 posts
6th Aug '13
Quoting TheNuge:" You don't want her to learn another language like Spanish because Dora bugs you?"


no just spanish. she can learn any other language



she can count to 10 in 5 languages, not one of them is spanish(or if it is she doesnt do it in front of me lol)

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31529 posts
6th Aug '13

I don't like calling anything stupid or saying we hate something. I correct him to say something is silly instead of stupid and we dislike something instead of hate.
My 5 year old thinks replacing words with poop is hilarious. Me, not so much. I told him for every time he uses poop in a non-bathroom way, he loses a toy that I get to pick and it gets donated. That pretty much nipped that in the bud the first time it happened.

marley r. Due November 25; Louisiana 63 posts
6th Aug '13
Quoting Manda♥Bella:" no just spanish. she can learn any other language she can count to 10 in 5 languages, not one of them is spanish(or if it is she doesnt do it in front of me lol)"


Why so much dislike for Spanish? Just cause of Dora? I think Spanish is beautiful myself :P

♥Manda♥ Swan Valley, WA, Australia 29454 posts
6th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting marley r.:</b>" Why so much dislike for Spanish? Just cause of Dora? I think Spanish is beautiful myself :P"</blockquote>




Just Dora lol



When she's older she can learn it, if I could speak it I would teach her but I can't. I just don't want her learning it from Dora. I dot like learning from TV shows in general, prefer hands on learning.

Mara Due September 27 (girl); 2 kids; San Francisco, California 38964 posts
7th Aug '13
Quoting justanothamotha:" I assume *most* people tell their children they cannot use what we see typically as swear words, shit, ... [snip!] ... can say they hate a particular food or something.... I don't allow words like retarded though, or retard. Just curious...."


it's funny...



i've never specifically forbade max from saying anything, b/c i figure that'll just make it more exciting to use.



we correct him when he says "hell" ... b/c he mimics his cousin who's 12 and says, "what the hell?" sometimes, and we'll just be like, "heck... what the heck."



but he KNOWS that there are bad words even though we've never discussed it.



we were finishing up the movie "Paul" when he came into the room and as the credits rolled he asked me, "Why didn't the alien say any more bad words?"



b/c paul (voiced by seth rogan) had been cussing up a blue storm throughout, but at the end he was saying goodbye to everyone in a more meaningful less sailor-y way.



i didn't teach him that there were "bad" words, so he must've learned it somewhere!