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Mommy, What's a Disco Stick? - What To Tell Your Kids

Updated on December 3, 2016

Lies To Tell Your Children About What a Disco Stick Is

Here it is...the moment you've been dreading...your little one whom you've watched grow since they were the tiniest of babies looks up at you, at the adorable age of six and asks, "Mommy, What is a disco stick?"

What are you going to say? Do you laugh, tell the truth, avoid the topic, tell them they shouldn't be listening to Lady Gaga anyway? Or have you already put together your tidy little lie to spare you from the situation?

That's the way to go. A lie! Plan ahead and have your "disco stick" meaning on hand for when this question comes.

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Parents shouldn't let their kids listen to this music, so it shouldn't be needed, right? But, the fact of the matter is that you can't keep your child hidden from the world. They hear things and experience things that you never even realize. While you can try your best to keep things from your kids, there are outside forces at play that you simply cannot control.

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Love Game Lyrics

Featuring The Disco Stick

Let's have some fun. This beat is sick.

I wanna take a ride on your disco stick.

Don't think too much just bust that kick.

I wanna take a ride on your disco stick.

View all Love Game lyrics at

Lady Gaga - Love Game - Technically, What is a Disco Stick?

Possible Meanings of "Disco Stick" to Tell Your Kids

(But Only If They Ask)

  • Honey, "Disco Stick" is another term for microphone. The mic stand stands like a stick and she wants to "take a ride on the disco stick" meaning she wants her turn to sing on the mic.
  • Well, you know what a disco ball is, right? The beams of light that come out of a disco ball are called "disco sticks". So, when she says she wants a ride on the disco stick, she is saying she wants to dance.
  • "Disco Sticks", dear, are any set of drum sticks when they are performing a disco beat. By saying she wants to "ride the disco stick" means she wants to play the drums.
  • A disco stick is Star Wars light saber. It glows like a disco ball. By saying she wants to "ride the disco stick" means she wants to fight with light sabers.
    NOTE: If you child has a toy light saber, this could lead to them asking others to ride their disco stick.
  • Well, whenever someone does limbo to disco music, the stick is called a disco stick as opposed to a limbo stick. So when she wants to "take a ride on your disco stick" meaning she wants her turn to go under the limbo stick.

What Will You Tell Your Kids If They Ask?

What will you tell your kids if they ask you what a "disco stick" is?

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Kids React to Lady Gaga

Kids don't quite know what to think of Lady Gaga. I know my niece thinks she spots her every time she sees someone in a ridiculous outfit.

Should we always tell our kids the truth? - Are lies ever right?

Should adults always be honest with our children? Or are there times when a little white lie will do just fine?

Honesty always.

Honesty always.

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    • anonymous 3 years ago

      Its a double entendre; it doesn't have to mean anything. Remember the '60s song "bend over and let me see your chicken tail feather"? Nothing new to see here folks; move along now...

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Well, honey, disco stick is another name for a penis. By saying she wants to ride his disco stick, she means she wants to have sex.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Disco stick means penis love @ã@

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Be honest as much as possible but 6 is still too young to understand the 'disco stick' concept, so we resort to telling a white lie.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I think when it is not right for your kids to know, then tell a white lie. But usually I would ALWAYS give them honesty. Try never to hide things unless the topic is bad(like "what is a disco stick").

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      everyone deserves to know the truth.So they should just tell them.There gunna find out sooner or later.Lol it would be so bad if the kids were telling each other to ride there disco sticks!That would be bad.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I would not lie to them. They'd find out what it is in the end. It is better to be honest!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I wouldn't lie to them because that could lead to more trouble down the line. HOWEVER, I wouldn't give them a direct answer either. I don't listen to Lady Gaga, and when I have kids that kind of music will not be played in my house or car. So, if they do hear it it's from outside sources (stores, the school bus, etc.) I will tell them that the song isn't a very nice song and we don't sing it.

      It's sorta how I learned about the "middle finger." I was in middle school before I knew what it meant. When I was younger, I was just told it was "bad."

      And for a while, I suppose you can use the "it makes Mommy feel bad when she hears you sing that song" excuse.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I think that it's the rare exception, like with Santa Claus, that we should tell them a lie. But just put the truth nicely, kid-appropriate, you know. Tell them that it's slang for what it is, and that they're not supposed to say it. They're kids, but come on. Give them a little credit.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I would tell them the truth and show them that there's nothing wrong with talking about your sexuality but they can't shout it out loud.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Why do we feel it is necessary to shelter children from things that they will learn (much sooner than we usually expect) on their own? If a child is old enough to be singing along to a pop song, and attempts to analyze the meaning of the words in the process, perhaps this presents parents with an opportunity to have the "biology" talk before someone *else* talks to them for you. Kids are smarter than we usually give them credit for being, and I know that talks like these are uncomfortable for the parents, but part of being a good parent is preparing kids for the world that is *really out there*, not the world we wish they could live in. Lying to your kids will only make them look stupid and lame in front of their friends when the topic comes up, and that is the type of trauma that you take with you in your life - not the "sex" talk your parents had with you.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      well i would tell them what a disco stick is when they r older like ninetteene

    • ShopaholicChick 6 years ago

      why tell them anything - just say "not sure, sometimes musicians make things up just to make their songs sound good

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      I would tell them the truth. Seriously if you tell them they are drum sticks or star wars stuff they will ask you or other people 'Wanna take a ride on the disco stick with me' Just tell them it's a boys private parts

    • leek_sprinkles 6 years ago

      Truth, definitely.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      You should always be honest they will find out anyway and hate you for lying to them.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Why not tell them? They will find out anyway. This article is leaning extremely to the "protective parent" side. It's just stupid. It is a song. Big deal, guys. Lady Gaga is going to be in their live anyway, either by media or web.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Tell them the truth lol they will find out young enough anyway parents are so clueless these dayd ya u ur 10 year old kids out doing it as you read this

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      The only problem with this approach is that it will most likely end up causing your child embarrassment later in life, when they refer to disco sticks in an innocent context and others laugh and have to explain the truth. I don't think kids should know the truth in this case either, though. Not at that age, at least. It's far too sexual for a six year old to hear, but you are right about not being able to protect them from outside exposure to such things. Best bet would be to explain the truth in euphemisms and then explain that the reason she wants to ride it is because she's throwing in people's faces something that is usually quite private, making her a slut. LOL okay, the last part was a joke. But you get my meaning, I'm sure. I don't know how to handle this one, I don't have kids.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Lady Gaga rules!

    Lies. Give them lies.

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      • corteeze 4 years ago

        As much as I strive to be honest with my kids, there is only so much they will understand at such a young age. It is sometime more important to let them be young and innocent for a while.

      • Kristen 4 years ago from Wisconsin grandma always told me that a little white lie never hurt anyone...and I would have to agree in this situation. However, I do think it depends upon a child's age. Age 12 and older, I would probably briefly explain a little further.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        If by "truth" you mean tell my children that "disco stick" is a euphemism so utterly uninspired that we're not "laughing with you" we're "laughing at you". Then yes, I'd tell them the truth. For an older child, I'd tell them it's what scenesters call their bits. I wouldn't want my child using this term for the same reason I wouldn't want her using Ace Frehley euphamisms for the same thing, it just sounds stupid. Considering that "disco stick", in context, is used to describe a drunken one night stand, I don't think any of us are going to go into much detail explaining it to an 8 year old.

        "Well, when a man and a woman don't know each other very well, and probably don't like each other very much, but they're both drunk...

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Eat disco sticks

      • GypsyPirate LM 5 years ago

        The truth is great! But, let's be realistic and age appropriate folks. Santa Claus, remember?

      • anonymous 5 years ago


        'This may lead to children asking other child to ride their disco stick'

        OMG LOL!!!!!!!!

        Oh I'll just pick lies

      • Shanna Redwind 6 years ago

        I would lie about it, but tell them it's a "not nice" way of saying something, just so they're not going around and repeating it.

      • UpFriends 6 years ago

        Lie! Help them maintain their innocence as long as possible.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        It's a glowstick!

      • tiff0315 6 years ago

        I wouldn't stretch the truth too far, but I would wait until the appropriate time when they can make sense of what I'm telling them. I don't think Lady Gaga should be teaching them...

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        I would say "Marissa, a disco stick is the stick is the stick that the disco ball is hanging from."

      • Mary114 6 years ago

        I am not going to let some girl who doesn't care or respect herself make me lie to my girls. Come on people our world isn't getting better with nasty songs and pictures I feel sorry for her that she is not strong in making better choices.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        I will lie to my kids because it's the adult thing, kids shouldn't know these till they had grown up... i'll lie them the "disco stick" is a dancing stick

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        what's a disco stick??

      • Paula Morgan 6 years ago from Sydney Australia

        It depends on their age... but yes sometimes you have to lie

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        sometimes children need to be lied to only sometimes like what if your 5 year old comes up to you and say hey mommie come take a ride on my disco stic like wow wat do u say yeaaahhhhhhhhhhh i say liiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        Hi ,I Never Wanted To Put A Picture Of Boy's Privates To Children That's Why In The Video I Have My Own Version Of A Disco Stick The Light Up Stick.If It Was Me I Wouldn't Tell My 6 Year Old Child That SomeOne Was Talking About A penis , So I Would Lie , I Hope I Am Still An idol , You Will Find Most Of My Songs Are About Love So There Will Be Abit Of That !

      • anonymous 7 years ago


        WHO THE F*CK CARES?!

        Lady Gaga's a celebrity whore!

        Just another "teen idol" who's going to increase

        drop-outs and convince teenage-girls that sex

        is all that matters. And then we ask ourselves

        what the f*ck is wrong with our society.. go figure..

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        super clever answers XD im 16 so i don't have childrens but if i had ill tell them one of those XD hahaah

      • anonymous 7 years ago

        I'm a kid reading this thinking "Heck, I know what a disco stick is," If you really didn't want them to know, you wouldn't have this page up. All though most of the kids in my grade (7th stretching to 8th) Have gotten to meet some disco sticks. :-P LIES! GIVE THEM LIES!

      Disco Sticks = Pixy Stix

      Pixy Stix, 3.2-Ounce Bags (Pack Of 12)
      Pixy Stix, 3.2-Ounce Bags (Pack Of 12)

      Possible lie opportunity:

      "Disco sticks" used to be another brand of pixy stix in the seventies. When she says she wants a "ride on the their disco stick", she is saying she wants a taste of their pixy stix.


      Disco Sticks!

      Light up sticks photo By AFlickion used under CC 2.0)

      Lady Gage CD Featuring LoveGame

      The Fame
      The Fame

      This is a great album featuring LoveGame, Poker Face, and Just Dance.


      Reusable Glow Sticks ... Disco Sticks? - I would LOVE to know how these are made. If anyone knows, please share.

      Reusable Glow Sticks
      Reusable Glow Sticks

      (Photo by vieux bandit)

      © 2009 kab


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          Tara Wojtaszek 4 years ago

          Love it! Some great little white lies, thank you : )

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          Kristen 4 years ago from Wisconsin

          Fantastic lens! The video with the kids watching the Letterman episode of Lady Gaga was excellent! The funniest thing is when the kids are asked where they watch music videos and they ALL answer You Tube. One kid even goes as far as to say, where else is there to watch music videos? I suppose MTV failed their generation! :)

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Great lens. There are songs with double inuendos that our young children shouldn't be exposed just yet.

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          Loretta 5 years ago from United States

          Nice topic! So glad my kids don't like Lady GaGa.

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          jadehorseshoe 5 years ago

          Interesting Lens.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          You know, I had always assumed that it meant something, but now it's confirmed. I'm not too pleased that she put that in her song, but it's Lady Gaga, and I love her music, so I'll deal. :)

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          CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

          Holy Cow. I didn't even know about that term myself until I read this lens! And now, adfter reading the words from that song, I am singularly UNimpressed with Lady Gaga.

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          Melissa 5 years ago from Albuquerque, NM

          I am sooooooooooo glad I don't have kids. Although I have a nephew who asked me at the age of four if I knew who made god.

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          phoenix arizona f 6 years ago

          Cool lens.

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          DuaneJ 6 years ago

          interesting and I'm sure it will prove helpful to many!

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          elyria 6 years ago

          Awesome Lens, it was so much fun to read it!

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          Kasandra 6 years ago

          This is a very funny lens! I don't have kids, but I'm around kids a lot. I'll be sure to be this creative if they ever ask me!

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          JCEverett 6 years ago

          Wow nice and creative lens. I got a similar question about phone sex from my niece, but she's my niece and she's six so I just said ask your mommy....whew...I am not rushing to be a parent.

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          UpFriends 6 years ago

          The kicker is why does she want to ride the disco stick? I got this question a few months ago from both a 5 and 8 year old. I said it was a sliding/treadmill type machine at a dance club that makes people look like they're moving side to side without moving their off great and they bought it!

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          James Jordan 6 years ago from Burbank, CA

          that's funny that I stumbled across this lens. Last night we watched her concert from Madison Square in NYC and noticed a young girl going in with her parents. Of course, I thought yeah kids love Gaga. Then I watched the concert and was shocked by one of the songs. She did not refer to Disco Sticks but another name that I won't put here! So, I was wondering what were those parents doing to that kid? did they cover her ears and eyes? or did they just tell her. it was super graphic. I don't have kids and don't judge or have an opinion, just thought it was interesting and tried to imagine how I would deal with it.

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          lbos114 6 years ago

          @ToTheBrimm LM: oooh man.... That one crossed my mind!

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          lbos114 6 years ago

          Pretty funny! Thanks for stopping by my lens :)

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          momsfunny 6 years ago

          Congrats on the Purple Star, well deserved.

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          ToTheBrimm LM 6 years ago

          I think the question here is: if I ask my children what a disco stick is, what will they tell me?

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          sorana lm 6 years ago

          If you don't know what it is how can you tell the kids a lie!? Funny.

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          Double-entendres aside, Lady Gaga actually has a prop that she uses on stage that she calls a disco stick.

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          lens4Him 6 years ago

          I shall have to rely on one of my grandchildren telling me what one is :)

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          NaturalMommys 6 years ago

          This gave me a laugh :)

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          Ann Hinds 6 years ago from So Cal

          Could you please write one on how to explain a wet dream. My kid knows all the Beatles lyrics.

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          AllyVuitton 6 years ago

          Funny, but also helpful for parents at this stage - blessed.

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          Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

          Too funny for words! but it was a great time!

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          LadyJasmine LM 6 years ago

          Hahahahahahah! Too funny. :)

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          heidishome 6 years ago

          Ok. This is hilarious because my 4 and 6 year olds somehow know this song and I am dreading if they every ask! I think I will use distraction techniques at their age. Blessed for humor!

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          scar4 6 years ago

          I'd rather hide the truth when being asked this embarrassing question.

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          Ellen Brundige 6 years ago from California

          Very funny lens.

          I haven't had kids so I'm not sure.

          I think I'd tell them it's one of those adult things like kissing that's a little weird, and not to worry about it. I wasn't particularly traumatized by knowing about the birds and the bees and reproduction when I was very young; I just thought adults were weird. ("You put WHAT in WHERE? But WHY? That's so weird.")

          But we'll see. I can't say for sure until I get kiddlybeans.

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          Sami4u LM 6 years ago


          A sprinkling of Angel Dust for Christmas :)

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          Lol when I was 12 I askes my mom what it was she said she didn't know....wonder if she was telling the truth. Luckily I looked it up for myself buahaahah

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          This made me laugh, I love it!

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          MiseryBusiness519 6 years ago

          Creative idea for a Lens!

          I Like It! :)

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          NadiaO LM 6 years ago

          hahaha great lens! lady gaga is definitely a character :)

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          Mona 6 years ago from Iowa

          I've no kids so it's not an issue. :)

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          LabKittyDesign 6 years ago

          Think this is bad? Try having your mom ask you what a "MILF" is...

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          the777group lm 6 years ago

          "Rock'n'Roll" itself, is a metaphor for the two-backed beast.

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          Paula Morgan 6 years ago from Sydney Australia

          I cringe when I hear young girls singing along to this... I actually explained to my 11 yr old what it was so she would stop lol

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          religions7 6 years ago

          I hadn't heard of these either :) fun lens

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          missbat 6 years ago

          Definitely a hilarious topic when you don't have kids. I'll have to show this to my friend; her second grader has probably already asked her what one is!

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          GrowWear 6 years ago

          Well, until I came to this page, I could have told the outright truth: I don't know, sweetie, that's the first time I ever heard of it. :D

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          bigjoe2121 6 years ago

          Love it. Very creative and it made me laugh. thanks for the smile and the deep thought :)

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          mich1908 7 years ago

          I enjoyed reading this light-hearted lense. After a hard day's work at the office, it's great to relax. And I happened to enjoy Lady Gaga's music. Really catchy tunes. The lyrics never bothered me because I never listened to the words much :)

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          Mickie Goad 7 years ago

          What a great article. Made me think. Blessed today by this Squid Angel.

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          The term "Disco stick" is awfully rude...My children have guessed what it is and laugh whenever LG says it. O.e

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          This made me lol. :D

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          smange lm 7 years ago

          What's a disco stick? ;)

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          Susan Deppner 7 years ago from Arkansas USA

          Gosh, I'm glad my kids are grown.

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          Joan4 7 years ago

          Congratulations on your purple star!!

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          Leanne Chesser 7 years ago

          This is a great lens. Returning your lensroll to my Lady Gaga lens.

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          This was a great idea for a lens.

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          enslavedbyfaeries 7 years ago

          Oh, this is too funny! I wonder if my youngest daughter has this song on her iPod?! I've been pretty careful about editing her playlist, but I may have let this one slip through. Going to check before I have some explaining to do, LOL!!

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          I'd tell them to ask their father...

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          I wouldn't have to disagree on lying and here's why. You don't want you're kids to not believe you and you sure as hell don't want you're child to know about sex and all that at the age of 6!! Here's what I would do, tell him/her only half of the truth. Explain to them that it is a grown up thing and it's not suitible for children. They aren't stupid, kids are VERY smart. They already know who gots what and there's no point in telling them how to use it.

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          [in reply to BevsPaper] lady gaga is bad i am not leting her listin to lady gaga anymore

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          tell them that disco sticks are the sticks that connect to a disco balls

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          I was the Queen of Avoidance when my kids were little. If my girls had ask me that question my answer would have been..."I don't know sweetie. What do you think it is?" Their innocent little answer would make me say, "Well that must be what it is then." Now if they told me what it REALLY was I would have choked to death!

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          kab 7 years ago from Upstate, NY

          [in reply to SB] that doesn't explain how she plans to "ride it".

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          Didn't anyone ever consider telling their kids that it's what Lady Gaga calls her sparkly prop magic wand looking thing? She's already provided the easy out for that one!

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          hlkljgk 7 years ago from Western Mass

          hahaha too funny

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          I think you should tell your children that a disco stick is a little breadstick. Then say that she is hungry and wants too eat bread.

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          worldbuilder lm 7 years ago

          I am glad too that my kids are grown up and I don't have to answer anymore questions anymore! I don't know what I would have said, probably 'go ask your dad' would have been best. Funny stuff here.

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          Lou165 7 years ago from Australia

          My dd told me what a disco stick was..............apparently it's the baton that the girls in the marching band throw up in the air and catch and apparently Lady GaGa really wants to learn how to catch it properly instead of just holding it!!!! When I'm asked a what is question I always ask what they think it is first, sometimes their ideas are priceless and it gives me a minute to think how I'm going to answer them!

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          mosaic lm 7 years ago

          Great lens! Very clever. :) I think these songs are terrrrrrible. Bleh.

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          clemency lm 7 years ago

          Cool lens, very funny, now I have a choice of answers for my nine year old who loves pop music but still believes in fairies!

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          Cheryl Kohan 7 years ago from Minnesota

          I barely know who Lady Gaga is so I had to read this lens just to find out!! Thank goodness my kids are all grown up - I'd be a basket case if I had to explain this stuff! Great job, your "lies" :-)

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          qlcoach 7 years ago

          This lens is fun, enjoyable, and well crafted. You understand the power of Squidoo! I found you on lens roll. Hope you will visit my new lens about travel and dream trips. And let me know what you think of my video, Dreams the Eby Way....Gary.

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          kab 7 years ago from Upstate, NY

          [in reply to lemonsqueezy] I cannot agree with you more. That line made me want to punch the guy in the face. He's got a lot of confidence for an ugly dude.

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          lemonsqueezy lm 7 years ago

          Fabulous, fabulous lens. Also, what about "do the Helen Keller and talk with your hips." Another "classic." I think that my chin did, quite literally, hit the floor when I heard the lyrics.

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          Christene-S 7 years ago

          Hahahahaha ha

          Another great lens kab!

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