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Twincident #154 The Day the TV Introduced Mesothelioma

Have you heard the mesothelioma commercials on TV?

Of course you have. Everyone has. They are running day and night on just about every channel. Including channels The Twofer often watch.

Wait, let me clarify - it's not that they watch TV often, it's that when they do watch TV it's the same 4 channels. And all 4 channels have a variety of mesothelioma commercials.

What a fun word! Mesothelioma

The past few days as the girls are playing I keep hearing them say, "mesothelioma". I think they said "meslothoma" or "meeleeomia" but I knew exactly what they were trying to say and, dumb me, corrected them.

Twincident Lesson - never correct them when they say swear words or diseases wrong. It will only come back to haunt you

They are playing with their Barbies and the mom is named...Mesothelioma

One last remaining ingredient for the mud pie is...mesothelioma

This morning Em is really tired because she has...mesothelioma

Have I told them what mesothelioma is?

Yes, they know it's a type of cancer. They know both grandfathers died of cancer. Now, try explaining cancer to them. Then try to get them to stop saying a word when, for all intents and purposes, isn't a bad word. It's the name of a bad thing, but the word itself isn't insulting to anyone.

When I took french I used to love the word for grapefruit: le pomplemousse

What new word is floating around your home?


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