At dinner tonight, Hunter was talking about his NASCAR '09 video game and how instead of calling a pile up of cars a "pile-up", the video commentators will call it a "dam of cars." I could tell he was questioning the word a little bit and why it was on his game, so I re-explained what a dam is and how it works to block off a river and create a lake behind it, ergo, the front cars in the wreck would cause a dam and block off the run of other cars behind it and create a pile up.
"But," I warn, "be careful how and where you use that word, because someone else could think that you are using a 'bad' word."
To that Hunter answered, "Okay, Mom, I'll just use the good dam word."
Was it wrong for me to bust out laughing at the sound of that? I think not.