A Profanity Lesson with Grandma and Frank Zappa

Steve Wiley is Jackalope Ranch's Parent Hood. He's a slightly unorthodox father of five who will weigh in weekly with his mildly-rebellious views and observations. If you'd like to see how he came to write this column, watch the intro video. This week he debates the ins-and-outs of profanity and parenthood.

About a month ago, I wrote a column about an annoying ad campaign for the new Samsung phone, in which I explained that "... anyone who gets in line to get a fuckin' phone is already either a regular hipster or a hipster-wannabe..."

The next day, I received an email from my mother that looked just like this:

Son,

I LOVE IT that you are doing this!! Can't wait to see what you will write next !!

Of course, as a former English teacher -- I am obliged to add an edit or two.......along with commentary.....

See Also: - - Parent Hood: Guilty TV Pleasures: Steve Wiley defends Ancient Aliens. - - Parent Hood: Three Things to do with Your Kids Over Holiday Break in Metro Phoenix.

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