Wondering What's Up When We Dress Down

I heard my dad say "pishaw" one time. Other than that slip of the tongue, I never heard him utter a slang word, talk crude or common, or behave uncouth. Forget vulgar. Not in our home.

I also never saw my dad dressed down in his public life. Of course, he lived in a different era and was not a farmer or factory worker, but a pastor. Dad was always in a suit, taking off his coat and tie only at home, or maybe when traveling.

Beaver's dad, Ward Cleaver, comes to mind.

Don Loy Whisnant/Journey Notes 8J09