April 26, 2013 at 11:51 AM ET
Hoda's reputation as a potty mouth may have preceded her days working with Kathie Lee.
The ladies have noticed a recent uptick in kids swearing, but Hoda insists she is not to blame. She related a story of an incident when she was babysitting a little kid who dropped the F-bomb. Hoda was horrified that the parents would think he'd learned it from her.
"'Don't say that!' I said, so he kept saying it," remembered Hoda, who still seemed mortified all these years later.
"Tell on the little nose picker!" urged KLG.
"I was just praying it didn't happen after I left," she sighed.
Kathie Lee said that she didn't grow up using salty language either, although she admitted that her mother liked to drop the S-bomb when she was reeeeeeally mad.
But, as she noted, "Everything changed when I started dating sailors. "
Julieanne Smolinski is a TODAY contributor who swears like a short order cook at a saloon in Deadwood.