Monday, July 07, 2008

Corrupting the Youth - Updated

You all know that I read Jenny, the Bloggess way too much. If we were guys, I'd totally have a man crush on her (or him, since we'd be guys and all).

The very first post I ever read of Jenny's was about Timbaland's song "The Way I Are". My daughter just recently bought this song, so I obsessed over the wrong lyrics to it, while she yelled at me over and over again that these were not what they were actually saying.

So, being a good mother of a teenager, I taught all of her friends the wrong lyrics to this song.

So taking a song that was fairly benign, I have taught a bunch of ninth and tenth graders to sing it the Jenny way. Turning it from this:

"Baby, it's alright now you don't have to flaunt for me.
If we go and touch, you can still touch my love, it's free"

To this:

"Baby, it's alright now you don't have to floss for me.
If we go there you can still touch my nuts for free."

And people STILL send their kids to my house to stay.


My husband listened to this song and in the second verse Timbaland says "I ain't got no Visa".
Dylan says: "But isn't he coming here?" (He is, he'll be at the Coke Live Music Festival in Krakow).
I said: "Yes."
Dylan: "Then he HAS to have a visa." Hysterical laughter ensued.
This is embassy humor, y'all. (Mine was funnier...even if it was stolen from someone else.)


  1. At this point I couldn't sing the real words the right way even if I wanted to.

  2. Hey You!! I know I've been gone forever...The boys always get mad at me for singing the wrong words to songs..but I hadn't heard those particuliar lyrics're right that sounds like exactly what he's saying...I'd send my kids your way anyway..LOL

  3. A few weeks ago, my daughter Joy called me and the first words out of her mouth were "Mom, how did you live through the teenage years?" She has a 15 year old son and a 14 year old step-son.

    Here is a little tip for you Mothers of teenagers -- "Sing out loud in the car even, or especially, if it embarrasses your children."

  4. I had to cut my music off when I heard GirlChild singing 'Boom boom boom let's go back to my room...' while playing with her Littlest Petshop. *sigh*

  5. I am bad about misunderstanding lyrics and singing what I want to..but DH makes up words to songs and most of not for the general publics ears!!!

    Too funny!


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