I don’t think that word means what you think it means

Jack and I were shopping at Costco this weekend and as usual, I looked at the dog beds.  As usual they were too big and too ugly.  I said, “I wish the dog beds here weren’t so fat and ugly.”

Jack was appalled at my language.  “It is NOT NICE to say FAT and UGLY.”  I told Jack that I was not talking about a person, and that the dog beds knew they were big and ugly, because I mention it every time I look at them.

Still fuming, I heard him muttering to himself. “Not nice, mumble mumble. When you SAY THAT it makes me think you are… no I am not allowed to say that.. mumble mumble.”  Then he looked up at me and said, “You are STUPENDOUS.”

I said, “Aww, Jack, you are such a sweet boy.”

He looked surprised.