While popular celebrity chef and food reality star Gordon Ramsay is known for his potty mouth, the apple falls far from his tree when it comes to his kids, and he wants to keep all family conversations as tasteful as possible.
So he's come up with a code system. And of course, it's food-themed.
The 48-year-old restaurateur and star of several reality shows, such as MasterChef and Kitchen Nightmares, and wife Tana have four children—Megan, 16, Matilda, or "Tilly," 13, and 15-year-old twins, Jack and Holly.
"They don't curse," he told Jimmy Kimmel on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in an episode that aired on Tuesday.
"How is that possible...is that their way of rebelling?" joked the host, a father of three.
"I said, Look, cursing is not smart, it's an industry language and sometimes Daddy lets it slip...20 times a day," Ramsay said. "So I came up with some really nice, sort of alternatives to curse words."
"So rather than saying the word 's--t,' which, you know, is not nice...'Shitake'! Like the mushroom. It's not nice saying the word 'f--k,' so we say the word 'fructose.' 'Ass?' 'Asparagus!'"
Ramsay also took the opportunity to fire off some prime actual swear words during the interview.