Abby and I are sitting together in the recliner. The all new Winnie the Pooh is playing on the TV, but neither of us is paying much attention to it. We sit, gazing out the window, me playing with her hair and she asks me, "Is spoon a square word?"
"I'm not sure," I answer slowly because I really am not sure. There's a lot of fun little tricks her teacher uses to teach the kids how to read and spell. I am well versed in the concept of "popcorn words", words that "pop" up all the time. Words like; the, is, can, she and so on. Also if you come across one of these words you need to "butter it" (aka colour it with a yellow crayon). But square words, I must have missed the note on those. "I really don't know," I admit. "What is a square word?"
"You know, a bad word. A square word."
"Oh a *swear* word. No honey, spoon is not a swear word."