I wasn’t planning on blogging today, but a conversation I had with Lea this morning changed my mind. I thought it wise of me to pass on a warning to other men who might fall into the same circumstance I did.

Here’s the warning: If you choose to try out new words and lingo that you hear your kids say, make sure your wife also understands them before you try them on her.

For example (figuratively speaking of course) if you tell your wife she looks absolutely ridiculous in those pants she’s wearing, make sure before saying it, that she understands that “ridiculous” now means hot, amazing or unbelievable. Or else, you could be in BIG trouble!!!

(COMMENT OF THE DAY: Lana said… “You men stay in hot water, huh??!!!”)

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Read 1182 articles by
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  2. Ryan B says:

    I’m 18 years old and not once have I ever meant “ridiculous” to mean hott (or amazing or unbelievable in that context). Try smokin, tight bangin, or unreal.

  3. Donna G says:

    why blame everything on the young…sometimes you just blow it dude!!

  4. blogprophet says:

    “tight jeans” could be misunderstood as well,
    i learned “bangin” at camp last year…

  5. Gilbert Kerrigan says:

    One Sunday after our worship service I noticed that a friend of ours was pretty upset with one of her children. You could just tell she was really upset.

    Later that day I was talking to my wife and I said, “Man, _______ was really hot today.” Well, I thought my wife was about to body slam me! She thought I was saying “hot” as in really good looking, but I just meant she was really mad.

  6. cwinwc says:

    This was a “ridiculous” :) post about your “ridiculous” comment to Lea.

    Great post about the phrase you should have “splained” before using.

    Now for a little “chill-lax” time.

  7. Lana says:

    You men stay in hot water, huh??!!!

  8. Rick Morgan says:

    You didn’t need to try that this week! Don’t you know what is happening on Saturday!

    You really have to play it cool this week and stay out of trouble or that cupid kid will not come to your house.

  9. Stoogelover says:

    Was there ever a need to move beyond “groovy” or “hip”? Didn’t those words say it all in our day?

    The worst mistakes I’ve ever made in preaching had to do with trying to use either the teen’s language or their hand signs! They all sat on the first three rows in the church and when I’d make a bad attempt at trying to be “ridiculous”. They’d all laugh like a bunch of … well, I won’t even go there as it wouldn’t be the groovy thing to do.

  10. Leslie says:

    At least you didn’t tell her she looked “phat”!

  11. Marc T says:

    My wife tells me that you put another link to the Tegucigalpa Dump ministry. Thank you. Today everybody was hungry. We made about 350 sandwiches and they were literally “gone in 60 seconds” (really about 3 minutes) It was crazy but the hungry told us thanks and thanked our God for the food. Thanks to you and your readers for helping with this ministry. We are working toward ways to disciple the folks there. We are building trust bridges evry week. Today a lady at the dump started helping my wife hand out the food – nobody asked her – she could see that we needed a hand.
    God bless you and come to Honduras to see this for yourself. Marc Tindall

  12. RDeFir says:

    Well in my home “ridiculous” still means what you thought it meant. When we need a word to express great approval or awe we say “ridonkulous.” So just to clarify “baby you look ridiculous in those jeans” you will be slapped. “baby you look riDONKulous in those jeans!” you get a very nice acknowledgement! ; )
    **(put emphasis on the donk for the max effect)

  13. TREY MORGAN says:

    Ryan … maybe that’s not a California word. And maybe, I just didn’t use it right :)

    Gilbert … too funny. I can she where you might have needed punching on that one.

    Rick … I got until Saturday to make things better :)

    Mark … you’re welcome. It’s an honor to try and help.

  14. karin says:

    I’m too old to comment, lol!

  15. Ryan Mills says:

    Trey, go read my blog – that’s how you do things.

  16. Jessica says:

    bangin is mostly funny but riDonkulouse was a hit- i used it on my sick 4 year old today and she LOVED it. I live in sweden and will be teaching it to all my friends!

  17. Sarah says:

    Jessica, we’re big fans of ridonculous at my house, too. But it never means smokin’, hot, or bangin’. It means ridiculous.

  18. TREY MORGAN says:

    I’ve never heard of “riDonkulous” until Ms Defir brought it up, but obviously it’s a well used word :)

  19. Katherine says:

    Just make sure if you ever use the phrase “phat” you already have your running shoes on, because I don’t think she will take that as a compliment 😉

  20. LauraLee Shaw says:

    Ohhhhh myyyyyyyyy, that is so funny.

  21. Terri L Tindall says:

    I have a friend who texted his wife and said “sorry, I can’t be home for our anniversary. LOL.” She was furious and he could not understand why. He thought LOL meant lots of love

  22. A Frugal Friend says:

    seriously, it means that? Boy, I must be getting old!

  23. Straight Talk says:

    Too funny …. I actually had no idea it mean. I think I’ll stay away from using that one. Just as a word of warning you may also want to stay away from telling her she looks Phat (sexy, good, beautiful) cause it sounds just like Fat and you could end up in the dog house.

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