“Bless me, father, for I have sinned. It has been 2 months since my last confession. Recently, I said the a-word.”
“Which ‘a-word’? ‘Ass’?”
“No, A-L-L-E-L-U-I-A. “
Of course, seriously, I went on to clarify that i felt guilty not just because of saying “the a-word” in Lent, but because it meant I wasn’t really paying attention to my prayers. So, just rattling them off, I said that word where I normally would have skipped it during Lent.