I bought a mug from the Selfish Seamstress website:
Just because we're friends
Doesn't mean I'll spend my time
Fixing your ripped sh**
I dearly love my mug! She doesn't spell the word out either, but it only has one asterisk. It has a dress form to the left of the text.
You know, if the word was "shirt" it wouldn't need an asterisk....
Mom taught me to sew. She refused to teach me to darn - in her opinion - "darning" something was just abut the same as cursing it - because every time she'd had to wear darned socks as a kid, she ended up with a blister at the site of the darn. Darns in other garments might not have been as painful....but she just didn't enjoy doing them. Ripped out knees in my brothers' pants got patched - but no socks were ever mended (store bought socks were too much trouble as you had NONE of the original yarn).
As a joke, I seem to remember someone saying "darn those socks", checking to see if they still had a hole in the toe, and then trashing them (both socks had a hole). But I can't remember who did that...I've done it myself, since...kids have been known to tear things in less than thirty minutes the first time they wear them, sometimes they take less than ten minutes.
I have the same gift - I snagged the hem of my matron of honor dress with a heel while getting dressed. I grabbed tape off the secretary's desk to keep it up as I didn't have a sewing kit with me - I also learned to keep a small sewing kit with me....