Bad word alert!

From Benita Bendon Campbell, a recent One Big Happy:

Now you’re wondering: which word? ASS is just too easy, FUCK way too hard. SHIT would be a good choice, since it can appear within a longer word in several ways; a first part ending in -SH and second part beginning with IT- is especially likely. Nominations?


6 Responses to “Bad word alert!”

  1. Richard Says:

    I believe it would be a four-letter word (gasp!) that you can generate by removing the first two and last two letters of “Saturday.”

    • arnold zwicky Says:

      Damn! Too obvious.

      And I misread the cartoon text, which is (I see) clearly about the word Saturday. I managed to read the child as calling about the word for Saturday (in an assignment or in the newspaper or whatever). Too much overthinking.

  2. Will Says:

    It took me a minute too, but maybe the author is so uncreative in her profanity that “turd” is still considered a bad word?

    • arnold zwicky Says:

      I’d imagine that a lot of parents would be unhappy if their little kid used turd.

      The cartoonist is male, though the (fictional) Homework Hotline Lady is of course female.

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  4. Allison Wright Says:

    I had to read the comments here to understand the cartoon, if that makes you feel any better, Arnold! 🙂

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