Language Acquisition

20th April 2005

An excerpt from Fussy, where Mrs. Kennedy is having a conversation with her little boy, Jackson:

“Me, driving: You know what? I think I’m lost.

Jackson, in back seat: Well, I’m not lost on my side.

Me: Seriously, I don’t know where the fuck we are.

Jackson: Don’t say that.

Me: Sorry.

Jackson: If you say words like that to me, I’ll learn them.

Me: Sorry, sorry.”