A funny story from tonight --
Ella asked if something was happening at school tomorrow and I said it wasn't, and she said "oh man, that shocks!"
Me: "What did you say?"
E: "That shocks! that means you don't like something!"
Me (Knowing that she's meaning to say 'that sucks', and torn between giving her correct information and not wanting to give her the ammo of the real phrase): "hmmm, I've never heard that one before"
E: "oh it's true, I heard it!"
Me: "Well, I think I know what you're trying to say, but 1) it's not a nice thing to say so you really don't want to repeat it; and 2) that's not really the saying anyway."
E (with her eyes getting bigger and becoming very excited) "Oh! well tell me! Is it the baddest word there is??"
Me: (laughing at this point) "No, it's definitely not the worst word there is."
E (so excited she's ready to burst): "Tell me, tell me, tell me the baddest word there is! Mommy - It's okay, tell it right into my ear, I won't tell anyone, I promise!"
Needless to say, she didn't get any new words out of me tonight, but her powers of persuasion were quite impressive!