Time to lighten up …

In May, I ran into this new way to rate myself, so of course I did …

OnePlusYou Quizzes and Widgets

At first I was a little happy. This feels vaguely better than finding that I don’t even rank on the Cuss-o-meter. But then I scrolled down to see how I had earned this status.

Yeah. I’m PG because I used the word ‘ass’ once. I’m not kidding. One time:

This rating was determined based on the presence of the following words:

  • ass (1x)

So all the swearing in my tags has gotten me exactly nowhere, clearly. Maybe the fact that I have used the word ‘ass’ three times in this post alone will help me to at least achieve the cussin’ skills of the average second grader!


Well, that was in May when I was clearly a much nicer, more socially-acceptable girl. I ran it again in June:

OnePlusYou Quizzes and Widgets

And how did I go from PG to R in less than a fortnight?

This rating was determined based on the presence of the following words:

  • pain (4x)
  • hurt (3x)
  • dangerous (2x)
  • piss (1x)

So ‘pain’ is a word that kids under 17 shouldn’t hear unless accompanied by a parent or adult guardian? And ‘hurt’ and ‘dangerous’ … ? How weird is this? And how strange that the famous ‘ass’ that got me into trouble in the first place doesn’t even show up now. Clearly this is a rating system I’ll need to visit again, see if I can do best two out of three!


So that pretty, blood-red “R” was from early June. Things have gone from bad to foolish in the week since. Here’s tonight’s take:

OnePlusYou Quizzes and Widgets

My mother will be so proud … well, maybe if I don’t show her the next bit.

This rating was determined based on the presence of the following words:

  • steal (2x)
  • sex (1x)

I give up.


2 thoughts on “Time to lighten up …

  1. It could be worse. I got a G rating and it was based on my one use of the word poop. I clearly need to up my “potty mouth” quotient on the blog. Dang. (See, I can’t do it — in real life, I can swear like a sailor but in writing . . . sigh.)


  2. Liza– You just made my sister laugh with that “Dang.” It has appeared in many foolish exchanges between us. I’m with you, though. In writing I just don’t curse much. And I don’t think I need to, but I’m tempted when I see results like these.


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