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"Kumbaya", making it my swear word.

by catsmeow on December 7, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

This comes courtesy of an old cartoon character, Eek the Cat, a cartoon that seemingly no one watched but me. In an effort to curb my potty mouth and my temper, I'm adopting his kumbaya as a curse word. Try it. You simply can't say it in an angry way. In fact, I can't even say it without laughing.

Eek's other mantra was,"It never hurts to help." He'd then proceed to help someone and get squashed Wiley Coyote style.


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