And you had no idea why?
Picture this. I was about 12. I was reading a book. I always read far beyond my age level, so my books had big words in them.
For example, the book I was reading at the time concerned a girl, and a person with whom the girl was having a heated conversation. After a biting remark from the second party, the girl suddenly and quite forcefully expressed her response. Only the book used an odd word for it.
So, like the trusting, honest, pure little girl that I was, I walked into the kitchen, right up to my mother, and dropped this little gem:
She just stopped. And looked at me. Her chin sloooowly dropped as her mouth went slack. "Ummmmm..."
I'm sure she was thinking "Dear God, please make the last 4 seconds of my life so they never happened."
And all of a sudden I came to a realization (I think it was God speaking to me in response to my mother's prayer): Apparently some words have two meanings, and while they are actually somewhat different, they're similar enough, and one is "naughty" enough, that one must never, ever say either of them out loud. Especially to one's mother.
So... how about you? I know everyone's got to have a story like this. What's yours?