• DixysBits

    Ships, Ducks and Goodness!

    I grew up in a house where my parents were very selective in their use of language. I’m pretty sure the word ‘bloody’ was batted about a bit by my Dad, but my Mum was totally PG. She legit still uses the phrase ‘silly sausages’ instead of shit. When my sister and I became teenagers, it seemed that my Dad let go of whatever verbal restraint he had exhausted in our younger years and his language in conversations began to use stronger, more potty language. He wouldn’t ever swear at us, he would just use it in conversation now and then. And I loved it! I really liked the way…

  • DixysBits

    Michael Jackson: Delete?

    So I have been thinking about this post for a long time. When I got married in 2010, prior to the wedding, we were discussing possible song choices for out first dance. One of my suggestions had been ‘Rock with You’ by Michael Jackson, to which my husband objected saying that he didn’t want our first dance to be sung by a paedophile. This led us to discuss the allegations and he said, “what the fuck is a grown ass man doing in bed with young boys that are not his own children?” I had no response, other than, “yeah man, that is kinda fucked up”. Until that point, I…