Thursday, May 05, 2005

What Does She Mean?

Know what my mom says to me sometimes? She says, "Mind your p's and q's, tiny boy." What are p's and q's? Have you ever heard of such a thing? She never says this to Eddie or Olivia, so I guess they don't have these p's and q's. Are they something secret that only I have? Are they something special because I'm special, or what?


Does your mom or dad tell you to do stuff in a secret language like this?

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  1. Hmmmm Ps and Qs, sounds like something special. I don't think we have any Ps and Qs, but I can check. ~Merlin, oh and Shadow and Ko Ko

  2. P's are this nasty little green round thing that people eat. Maybe Q's are food, too. But you wouldn't want to mind the P's, because they are really gross.

  3. This p's and q's thing has me baffled. I can't think of what it would mean...shmaybe poop and quahog? I dunno.

  4. Quahog! My mom thought that was the funniest thing she'd read all day!

    But I don't know what that is either and she won't tell me. :-p

  5. I'm not sure what Q's are, but like Max said, P's could be bean food.

    All the beauty contestants love P's because they are always asking for World P's.

  6. My mom has been telling me that since you wrote that about your mom, William. If she tells me what it means, I'll tell you.


  7. Actually... "mind your p's and q's" comes from early education when children would confuse their letters "P" and letters "Q" as they are often confused for one another when not capitalized (pq - mirror images of each other)

    It was also used by bartender's in England as they sold beer by pints and quarts (instead of glass and pitchers) so they would tell their workers to "mind your p's and q's" to make sure they were keeping track of the money owed.

    of course poop and quahog sounded good :)


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