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Rabbit...a naughty word?

Good morning.  It  is barely morning...I had a late start to the blog today.  It is so gloomy and dreary outside...I thought that I would get some work done first....and of course...I get carried away!  I started decorating for Easter.  I put on a lovely lavender quilt on the table and some bunny chair covers...took off all the shamrocks from the tree and now I need to get all the eggs and bunnies to put up...but looking at the rabbits made me decide on todays blog. 
I am sure you looked at the title and wondered how rabbit could be a naughty word.  law, God rest her sweet soul, taught my daughter that if she ever got really mad about something...that she should yell out the word RABBIT! 
Now...I don't know about you...but thinking back on this...that was a pretty smart thing for her to teach her.  Today with the type of swear words that come out of mouths...RABBIT was pretty ingenious. 
Well, one day, my daughter was playing with the neighbor boy Michael.  He had finally gotten her so riled up that she evidently couldn't take it any more.  She stood up tall and straight, placed her hands on her hips and looked him straight in the eye.  She then proceeded to scream out at the top of her lungs....YOU....RABBIT!!
I have to tell you...if you think that is funny...it was even funnier to see the expression on his face!  He stood there, completely puzzled!  You could have knocked him over with a feather at that point.  He stared at her as though she had gone mad!  He looked over to me....and said..."She called me a RABBIT!???" 
We couldn't have laughed any harder than at that moment.  I couldn't let on as to what it meant...or it would ruin it...so I just smiled and nodded yes! 
He shrugged his shoulders and just gave up and walked away.  She had beat him down with the word RABBIT. 
In her mind of course...this was the most terrible word in the world that you could use...I wish she still thought that way.  Unfortunately, as time went on, she realized that there were other words in vocabulary that could replace it....but oh, how I wouldn't give to hear that word more often from children than some of the words that they do you....the world would just be a nicer place to live! 

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