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A child of mine and I were walking the sea wall. Talk shifted to swear words.

“Do you know any?” I asked

“Yes I think so” she said.

“Which swear word do you know?”

“The F-word”

“You know the F-Bomb? What is it, tell me?”

“Dad?”

“Yes, go ahead tell me”

Haltingly, with a rather British tone she says to me

“Faalk”

I correct her pronunciation and remind her that the F-word is not an appropriate word choice for her.

As I finish coaching her up, I notice a wave of relief washing over her face.

“What?” I ask.

“Whew” she says “There is a place on the map called the Falkland Islands and all this time I thought they were really really bad islands.

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