Once upon time a four-year-old boy was visiting his aunt and uncle and staying over while his parents went on a vacation. He was a very outspoken little boy and often had to be censured to say the right thing at the right time.
One day at lunch, when the aunt had company, the little boy said, “Auntie, I want to tinkle.” Auntie took the little boy aside and said, “Never say that, sonny. If you want to tinkle, say, ‘I want to whisper.’” And the incident was forgotten.
That night at when Uncle and Auntie were soundly sleeping, the little boy climbed into bed with them. He tugged at his uncle’s shoulder and said, “Uncle, I want to whisper.” Uncle said, “All right, sonny, just don’t wake Auntie up. Whisper in my ear.” So the little boy did.