What is a PAPATSQ? (Pronounce that "paw-pats-cue", by the
Do not be afraid to use as necessary. No (caution: John Thomas
word ahead!) opprobrium imputed. Life will go on even if you say (or write, or
think) the following 15 times in one day.
Here it comes.
The PAPATSQ... is... drum roll... bugles...
"I DON'T KNOW."
Try it. Savor each word individually. Practice it (in front of
the mirror, perhaps) until the words flow smoothly.
Use it with family members, in the privacy of your own
Then, when you feel comfortable there, try it out on good
friends. (They may gasp at first, or laugh out loud, but it's all right; keep at
Finally, you'll be ready to use it in public... at a Bible
class, or with your brothers and sisters.
I know it's tough in the beginning. But every journey of
discovery begins with those three little words.
Why don't we try a whisper first... "I don't
There now... that didn't hurt too much, did it?