‘I’m Going to Tell My Son the Worst Swearword in the World’

Jon Ronson:

My eight-year-old son, Joel, comes into my office to ask if there’s a worse swearword than fuck. “No,” I say.

There’s a silence. “You’re lying,” he says.

“There’s none worse than fuck,” I say.

Joel narrows his eyes. “I know you’re lying,” he says.

(Ronson made the excellent documentary Stanley Kubrick’s Boxes.)

Wednesday, 18 November 2009