My mother was a young bride and spent the weekend baking with her new mother in law. She reached into the oven for a cookie sheet and burned her hand, and let out a tiny, demure, "Shit!"CarelessEthiopian wrote: …., but shit is worse than balls.
Without dropping a beat, my grandmother replied, Why would you have in your mouth something you wouldn't hold in your hand?
So I guess I see how balls could be worse than shit.
In my mother's defense, I realized years ago while having my ass handed to me in a ClassV, that Shit is for when you realize pain is coming your way, Fuck is for when it does. I think my mother held her tongue quite like the gentle lady she was and is.