Parents pretty much universally agree that you should try to discourage your kids from saying “bad words,” especially if they are directed at someone else. Seems straightforward, right? If your child says something mean to someone else, you tell them off. But kids always find a way to blur the line. What happens if their insults aren’t, well, insulting?
For example, take this little girl’s attempt at being mean to her older sister. We can’t quite hear what she is mumbling at first, but the way her mom reacts makes us think it must have been bad.
“It’s not nice to say bad words,” her mom scolds.
The little girl definitely doesn’t look very happy. Whatever she said must have matched the sneer on her face!
It’s her second insult that makes us think twice about the situation. She murmurs again and her mom repeats, “Don’t call her bracelet, that’s not nice.”
She called her older sister ‘bracelet’?! How is the mom not laughing already?
Here’s the point where we can start to hear her fling her unique insults. And they’re only getting better: “You SHIRT!”
Look how satisfied with herself she looks.
Mom continues to reprimand her (though you can hear the smile creeping into her voice). But the little girl is on a roll now.
She scratches her head, thinking, before she says, “Pants!”
Now the laughter has begun. Her sister is snickering and looks far from hurt.
I guess she doesn’t find being called ‘pants’ offensive!
The little girl has gained some momentum now and is as loud as ever. The last insult she hurls is the best.
She puts all the gusto she can muster into this one: “And a shoooe.” Her smile says it’s all in good fun, though.
Those are definitely some of the most unique insults I’ve ever heard. Watch the full video here: