Here is a quick one because I really should be working on my national boards...
Picture a sick Aidan with Tony at the kids' school on Friday. Tony, the super-fantabulous father and PTO member that he is, is counting laps for a contest.
Aidan announces within earshot of a couple PTO moms, "Dad, I know what a honkey is".
Tony, giving him a death-stare and scanning the moms to see who is judging says, "Aidan, that is not an appropriate word. It is very derogatory. Do not ever say that again."
Aidan waits and quietly says, "hey Dad, it means a horse and a donkey"
Way to go mom for introducing the interbreeding of species like tigers and lions, horse and donkeys.
Smooth, real smooth.