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The first time Carrie Keagan swore

Larry King NowJan 02 '17

Host and cursing aficionado Carrie Keagan shares her first – and very early – foray into swearing.

Larry King: Did you curse early? Were you a curser in high school?

Carrie Keagan: Yeah, I was. The first time I remember swearing was actually with my grandmother.

Larry King: How old were you?

Carrie Keagan: I was about 3. And you know, a 3-year-old you pick up things along the way. Aunts, uncles, TV, whatever. And we were all gathered at a party at my grandmother’s house. And cousins and aunts and uncles were all, we were all, it was a party so we were all making a lot of noise and my grandmother was an English teacher for many, many years, so she was used to dealing with large, loud rowdy crowds. My grandmother was the most square woman. She’s very conservative. She never swore. In fact her favorite, like the word we always tried to get her to say was ‘fart.’ Like, that was her f-bomb. You could never get her to say it. So even fart was too much.

Larry King: So you cursed with her?

Carrie Keagan: Well one day, when we’re at this gathering of the family, she tried to – she was cooking something at the stove and she tried to get us all to settle down. ‘All right everybody, settle down, settle down.’ And I don’t know why I decided to just, ‘fuck you grandma.’ And it, it just popped out of my mouth. And the whole room just went silent. Cousins scattered, everybody thought I was going to die that day. I think I probably thought I was going to die that day.