I started using the ‘F’ word without knowing its meaning in the 4th standard. I picked it up from my friend Leishiwon and started using my newfound word when I went home and played carom with my big brother. Every time I said 'F', he gave one on my back. I did not have the courage to ask him what it meant but knew it was something I am not supposed to use and somehow stopped using it in front of him.
I went back to my friend and asked her if she knew the meaning. She also did not know but she found out the meaning from someone and told me. That day, one important word was added to my vocabulary. The word, which later took the place of all the eight parts of speech when I joined hostel. (A convent)
So, I asked J the same question. When did she hear or know the meaning of this word? She replied, 2nd PU. Haha, she is foreign bred and all that and she didn’t know. I had laughed like crazy that she warned me not to let people know, she knew it only in second year PU.
So, when was your first encounter?