It was a beautiful afternoon. The sun streamed into the kitchen window and brightened the entire room. Son #1 sat at the kitchen table studiously working on his homework. He was writing out his spelling words in preparation for his spelling test tomorrow. Son #2 sat beside him coloring a picture of a train with his big crayons. I was preparing supper.
The spelling test was a big deal. I could hear Son #1 mumbling to himself as he spelled out words on the assignment. "C-a-t spells cat. A-t spells at" He whispered. Son #2 repeated after his older brother. "Cat! At!" I smiled as Son #1 continued. "A-m spells am. T-h-a-n-k spells thank." Son #1 was deep in concentration.
Then, Son #1 looked up from his work and asked. "Did you know that a-s spells ass?
My shoulders shook as I laughed silently. "Oh really." I said with a smirk.
Son #1 replied. "Yes. And did you know that when you add a 'k' to ass it spells ask."
I wanted to fall down on the ground laughing but I held my composure. "Hey, that's cool."
Son #1 went back to his work. "A-s-k spells ask." Son #2 parroted his brother. "Ask!" I thought to myself. Good grief! Well at least they aren't saying ass. I shrugged and shook my head. Then, I turned away from the boys and silently laughed again.
Technically speaking, the definition of ass just means donkey. However, I like the slang definition better and will be laughing about it in a corner a bit more.