A friend of mine brought her daughter to see Mullingar Arts Centre's production of "Miss Saigon".
On the way home, she asked her what she thought of it.
"It was brilliant.....but I didn't like the way they kept calling the little boy "a bastard". Why did they do that?"
Seizing the teaching opportunity, Mum explained,
"You see, the original meaning of "bastard" was a child who is born outside of marriage."
"REALLY? I didn't know that." Moment's pause.
"So.....what's a "bollocks"?