Today, in my first grade classroom, during a lesson on long vowel "A' and silent "E", a girl asked if we could spell "shame".
Me: "Why that word?"
J: "Because it is the name of a song."
Me: "Who sings it?"
J: "the Pussycat Dolls"
Me: Ugh, and you're one of the smart ones.
Later, a boy was singing 50 Cents' Candy Shop
WTF? I thought, Oh Fuck! This is what our kids listen to. How will they survive?
Then, I remembered the music I grew up with. Afternoon Delight? 50 Ways to Leave your Lover? The entire Queen catalogue. The70's?
I may be screwed up, but I don't think it was the Starland Vocal Band that did it. Hell, I really didn't know what it meant until I was in my 20's. I also didn't realize the Village People or Freddy Mercury were gay until college. And I'm not naive. I just think you are exposed to certain things as a child and if your situation allows you to keep innocence, then you can. Unfortunately....