Sitting on the couch today:
Kaia: I hurt my elbow! It hurts like hell!
Me: (stifling a giggle) That's a word you don't use in public, okay?
Kaia: Okay...what about the other word?
Me: What other word?
Kaia: It's a bad word....
Me: It's okay, you can say it right now.
Me: Well, actually, that's a better word than hell to use in public.
Kaia: Oh...what about the "B" word?
Kaia: What does bitch mean?
Me: Well, two things, really, (I explain the two meanings)
Kaia: Do you know what the "F" word is? (she is excited to be discussing verboten things)
Kaia: Yes! and this means it too! (she flips me off)
Me: That means f*ck you.
Kaia: (eyes sparkling) I know the "h" word!
Me: (thinking we'd already gone over this one) What?
Kaia: Hate! and I know the "S" word!
Me: Oh yes?
Me: Yeah, those aren't very nice words.
Kaia: Dumb isn't either.
Me: Very true.
and yes, we talked about when and where these words shouldn't be said.