No, that's not a pretend swear word, though it makes me think of a funny story. My 2yo is a very avid talker, but some of his sounds aren't quite right. Like the 'tr.' For some reason he can't make this sounds, so he always substitutes with an 'f' sound.
Compound that with the fact that he can't pronounce any consonants after the letter 'm'.
So the other day we were in the car driving somewhere, and he said, "Look at that dumptruck."
You'll understand why my husband laughed so hard.
But that story was a complete tangent. I want to talk about the simple, kind gesture of saying 'thank you.'
The other day I was in the fast lane, zooming along, when a big semi-truck to my right put on his signal. I think the semi in front of him was going too slow, and he wanted over. The car in front of me sped up, making it impossible for the big guy to get over. I uttered a sigh of tolerance and slowed down. I waited, my entire attitude radiating annoyance, while the trucker came over.
He got in front of me and flashed his brake lights at me in the universal Morse code for 'Thank you.'
That simple gesture changed my attitude. Suddenly I felt warm and silly inside, as if I'd done him a great service. The rest of my drive was peaceful and smooth, with me still living off of the residue of gratitude.
Really, it can't get much easier than flashing your brakes at someone.