Tuesday, 27 February 2007

Oops.....

There is a forbidden word. It became forbidden when the 6 tonne digger arrived. When the person most likely to use it was a novice. When there was lots of opportunity for mistaken demolition. And where the excitement of a full size Tonka toy could overcome spatial awareness. It was agreed that "oops" was entirely disallowed, binned, banned and canned. As in "Oops, I've just knocked down the side of the barn", or "Oops, do you remember where that wall used to be?", and "Oops, I was just using the digger when.....". So wary are we of the previously beloved "oops" that it has vanished from normal conversation as if the saying of it might result in rubble, ruin and wrecking.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am disappointed that you are not using a proper JCB ! They are, after all, properly British !! Here is a link that illustrates just how cool they are...

http://www.jcbsong.co.uk/jcbvideo.asp

Debbie said...

Yes, I guess a JCB would have been even more fine and dandy - all that yellow would have matched Dizzy the cement mixer. The video is just great - will pass it on to the novice driver and other tonka toy friends.