My 6 year old came from school as always ready to tattle on someone. This time he told me that an other boy on the bus had called his friend "the S word." I'm pretty sure that my 6 year old does not what most people refer to as the "S" word. So I asked my son, "what is the 'S' word?"
6 Year old son: (with a look that says I'm totally stupid) Mommmm, you know, the "S" word.
Me: No, I'm not sure what the "S" word is. Please tell me. What did the boy call your friend?
6 Year old son: Mom, it was the "S-L" word.
Me: Hm... I really don't know what the "S-L" word is. Can you whisper it to me.
6 Year old son: (Now clearly annoyed at my ignorance) Mom, you know, the "S-L" word. It's "stupid."
Me: Oh, that "S" word! (Whew!)