Okay, another reason I probably have yet to appear on the NYT Best-Seller list–aside from not having a book out in several years because of my protracted maternity leave–is that I was taught that it’s not lady-like to swear. Shows a certain lack of class. Even for my heroes. Not that my heroes don’t drop the F-bomb left and right. I happen to think “Fooie” is a perfectly acceptable adverb and shows that my heroes are tough enough to sling slang that might sound silly on a lesser man. My sons wield the “DDH” bomb (doo-doo head) liberally on the playground and they have yet to be bullied. I think it’s not what you say, but how you say it.
And, if you disagree, Fooie on you, Booger-ball. Stings, huh?