Mom: Maybe don’t say so many fucks in your blog.
Me: Why not? If it’s the word I want to use, then I should be honest about it and not say frig when I mean fuck.
Mom: But fuck is a bad word. You don’t want people to think less of you.
Me: Mom, I writer thrillers. I write about death and dismemberment and serial killers and torture and kidnapping and blood.
Mom: That’s all fine, but just don’t say fuck.