A conversation over heard between me and Mac:
Mac: Mom, I read some really horrible news in the newspaper today.
Mom: Yeah, I saw that too. We don't talk about that sort of thing in our house, alright?
Mac: My teachers were talking about it at school yesterday.
Mom: I don't really care. They were also talking about it at knitting, but we don't talk about it here. What are they teaching in school...
Mac: But, look Mom, there are even pictures of it in the paper.
Mom: We will cancel our subscription. Really, some people have no sense of decorum. I am not kidding when I tell you, we do not speak about this in our house. I would also prefer that you not talk about it away from the house either.
Mac: Mom, we can not hide from the facts.
Mom: The paper isn't always right.
Mac: But, Mom, do you think, do you really think it will..... wons this weekend?
Mom: I appreciate you not using that sort of language in the house, but wons is really not much better than, well, I just can't say it.
Mac: Fine Mom, choose to ignore it, but well, SNOW is coming.
Mom: Go to your room. You do not talk like that in this house.
Mac: Someone had to say it Mom.