That’s just one letter away from an obscene phrase! One which I’d probably get in trouble for!
But, coincidentally enough, the actual naughty phrase is one I would use if/when I stub my toe. It’s just comfort swearing. It makes the hurt feel a bit better.
That’s probably the same reasoning high school football phenom Nick O’Leary had when lamenting his team’s loss on ESPN.
Nick O’Leary, a Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) TE whose recruiting stock rose more quickly than just about any national prospect over the summer, made an obscene gesture after his team’s 26-22 loss to Glenville (Cleveland) on Monday. Though it wasn’t seen by the referees, it was caught by ESPN during the telecast.
Dwyer’s loss to Glenville in the Kirk Herbstreit Classic was controversial. Television replays showed that Dwyer twice scored the go-ahead touchdown in Monday’s nationally televised game on ESPN, only to have the referees not rule either one as a score. Via Sporting News
O’Leary is the grandson of golfing great Jack Nicklaus, which… for some reason makes this story even more fun because 1. the fact that he’s someone famous’ grandson makes the story… more interesting? and 2. because they are totally both athletes, just in different sports.
Ugh, whatever. Let the kid play.