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Periodic table joke may cost teen her seat at graduation
New York Post ^ | 05/20/2014 | By Sophia Rosenbaum

Posted on 05/20/2014 2:36:23 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd

A Georgia high school student’s clever use of the periodic table may cost her a seat at graduation.

The senior class vice president used the names of elements in her yearbook quote that when abbreviated to their atomic symbol spell out, “Back that ass up.”

“When the going gets tough just remember to Barium, Carbon, Potassium, Thorium, Astatine, Arsenic, Sulfur, Uranium, Phosphorus,” Paris Gray wrote.

~snip~

School administrators, however, did not find the mash-up funny. They slapped her with an in-school suspension, barred her from participating in the annual senior walk and may even take away her privilege of speaking at graduation.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Education; Local News
KEYWORDS: georgia; graduation; parisgray; periodictable
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OK, call me childish and immature. But I like this. I find this funny and clever.
1 posted on 05/20/2014 2:36:23 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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2 posted on 05/20/2014 2:37:22 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I think it’s funny. She might be the only student who knows how to read the periodic table.


3 posted on 05/20/2014 2:37:59 PM PDT by dinodino
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To: Responsibility2nd

Er, except for the spelling.


4 posted on 05/20/2014 2:38:38 PM PDT by dinodino
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To: dinodino

Yes, what’s Utranium?


5 posted on 05/20/2014 2:39:41 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: dinodino

Yes, what’s Utranium?


6 posted on 05/20/2014 2:39:41 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Responsibility2nd

Oh good grief. Suspend the Admin, not the kid.


7 posted on 05/20/2014 2:40:35 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Responsibility2nd

The resistor code was “bad boys rape our young girls but violet gives willingly.” I was about to tell a tech how to remember it at a recent job and then choked to a stop, as it would have been a write-up offense at the very least.


8 posted on 05/20/2014 2:40:47 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Responsibility2nd

Well, she should have known she’s get a reaction.


9 posted on 05/20/2014 2:41:56 PM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: Verginius Rufus

It’s the distant cousin to Phospheros.


10 posted on 05/20/2014 2:42:47 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: dinodino

The spelling is not as good as would have been expected of my peers in grade school. We might have had to refer to a dictionary or textbook. They have Google.


11 posted on 05/20/2014 2:42:51 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Responsibility2nd

She showed creativity and intelligence, that threatens the future of marxism in America.


12 posted on 05/20/2014 2:42:59 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Is “Back that ass up” something about Moochelle? I don’t entirely get it.


13 posted on 05/20/2014 2:43:08 PM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: Responsibility2nd

That was pretty clever though maybe she could have chosen a better message. I am guessing she did not come up with the idea on her own. And I am guessing that the yearbook sponsor is not educated enough to recognize a coded message and thus missed the word ASS. I doubt there are more than ten people in the graduating class who would have figured out the message.


14 posted on 05/20/2014 2:43:31 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’d be more concerned with the yearbook editor for inserting spelling errors.


15 posted on 05/20/2014 2:43:44 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: The Antiyuppie

Further evidence of the decline of our civilization.


16 posted on 05/20/2014 2:43:56 PM PDT by dinodino
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To: Responsibility2nd

That is really clever. The girl will do well. She is creative, smart and clever.


17 posted on 05/20/2014 2:45:07 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Responsibility2nd

People have totally lost their sense of humor.


18 posted on 05/20/2014 2:45:10 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: steve86

I also have no idea how constipation can help one through tough times.


19 posted on 05/20/2014 2:45:28 PM PDT by posterchild (It takes a politician to declare a settled science.)
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In 74, my lab pardner and I spelled out FA-Q with components on a breadboard we were "working" on for a yearbook picture in Electronics.

I've always wondered if anyone ever noticed it. We were seniors, and the yearbook didn't come out until way after graduation, so it wasn't like either of us could point it out to very many people.

20 posted on 05/20/2014 2:45:38 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The real question is how long did it take the teachers to figure out the code? My bet is they didn’t have a clue until a student told them.


21 posted on 05/20/2014 2:45:53 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Gen.Blather

Try “bad booze ruins our young guts but vodka goes well”


22 posted on 05/20/2014 2:46:18 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: Verginius Rufus; dinodino; neverdem; xsmommy; SoothingDave; NeoCaveman; SunkenCiv; Nachum; ...
Yes, what’s Utranium?

Oh come on! Give up on the Utranium bit!!!!

Heck, I'm still trying to figger out what Phosperous AND Sulfer are!

(The administration actually suspended her for NOT knowing how to spell 3 of the elements from the Periodic Table. (Not really, but THEY didn't see those errors either.))

23 posted on 05/20/2014 2:47:44 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Who read it to the administration?
Young lady is creative , intelligent and has a sense of humor. She didn’t bully or hurt anyone Those who have power are just tripping out cause she succeeded in putting one over on them. Laugh and get over it! Stop over-reacting!


24 posted on 05/20/2014 2:48:57 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Bureaucrats are only known for their humor when it comes to screwing the taxpayers out of an honest day’s work.


25 posted on 05/20/2014 2:49:07 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Verginius Rufus; dinodino; TADSLOS

My bet is that she filled in a handwritten form, and the yearbook editor got it wrong.

(victim of same)


26 posted on 05/20/2014 2:52:00 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: pfflier

For mariners remembering how to determine a compass course
from true course, it’s “True Virgins Make Dull Companions, Add Wiskey”.


27 posted on 05/20/2014 2:53:42 PM PDT by PDGearhead (Obama's lack of citizenship)
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To: Gen.Blather

I don’t think I’ve heard that since 1977. Made me smile.


28 posted on 05/20/2014 2:53:50 PM PDT by scripter
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To: Gen.Blather
The resistor code was “bad boys rape our young girls but violet gives willingly.”

I learned it as: "Black boys rape our young girls but violet gives willingly" Said they used "black" for, well, the black ring to remember it IS black.

29 posted on 05/20/2014 2:54:52 PM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: dinodino

Donkeys get no respect.


30 posted on 05/20/2014 2:55:28 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: Gen.Blather

When was the last time anyone saw a color coded resistor?


31 posted on 05/20/2014 2:56:31 PM PDT by BRL
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To: Dr. Sivana

Probably so. Still, a stupid reason to pull an honor student off the stage. Good thing she didn’t draw a chemical formulaic into the shape of a gun. She would have been tased and expelled.


32 posted on 05/20/2014 2:56:55 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: steve86

Is “Back that ass up” something about Moochelle? I don’t entirely get it.

Ummm....it’s sorta twerking...oh never mind.


33 posted on 05/20/2014 2:58:02 PM PDT by Shugee
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To: pfflier

thats the one I learned . .


34 posted on 05/20/2014 2:58:34 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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“When was the last time anyone saw a color coded resistor?”

We worked on Army equipment that was thirty years old. And, some of it was still in production. If something works, the Army doesn’t change it. I wouldn’t be surprised if the army has warehouses full of saddles and bridles.


35 posted on 05/20/2014 3:00:38 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Responsibility2nd

Who told them? The didn’t figure it out the selfs.

What does it mean?


36 posted on 05/20/2014 3:01:27 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.)
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To: Gen.Blather

I always heard it with “bad” replaced by the actual color. HR would have really flipped about that!


37 posted on 05/20/2014 3:01:45 PM PDT by Clay Moore (I Like My Guns Like Obama Likes His Voters: Undocumented)
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To: Responsibility2nd

This is not about decorum and language. It is the use of this as an example to the community. It is saying that we will expect only the speech that we say is permitted. Any speech not according to our guidelines will be severely punished. Expect the government to have similar controls over your speech later in your life as it trashes the Constitution.


38 posted on 05/20/2014 3:02:27 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: scripter

“I don’t think I’ve heard that since 1977.”

Maybe it’s an age thing. I graduated in 1977.


39 posted on 05/20/2014 3:03:04 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Responsibility2nd

Stuffed shirts. That WAS funny.

The girl found a creative way to express herself. I like it.


40 posted on 05/20/2014 3:03:14 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Responsibility2nd

This is sad.

An attractive young black woman, intelligent enough to use the periodic table in a discreet enough way to get her hip and youthful message out.

She should be celebrated as the type of young person our schools should be turning out.

It is ironic in a way. We send young people to school to learn to be independent and gain the ability to live a fruitful life on their own. But at the last moment, the school must jump up and reestablish once and for all, that it is the master of all things teenaged.

Once a student has qualified for graduation, the school should stand back, congratulate themselves for a job well done and wish the students well as they enter their next phase of what will be the rest of their lives.


41 posted on 05/20/2014 3:03:58 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: pfflier

what was that for?


42 posted on 05/20/2014 3:05:49 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Verginius Rufus
Yes, what’s Utranium?

A close relative of Unobtanium.

43 posted on 05/20/2014 3:05:54 PM PDT by x
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To: petitfour

And who will see it 10 years from now. Good grief. If no figure it out till it was in the yearbook then forget about it. These administrators are Nitrogen, Uranium,Thallium, Sulfur. NUTLS.


44 posted on 05/20/2014 3:06:04 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: TADSLOS
Still, a stupid reason to pull an honor student off the stage.

Agreed. The translated version is very mildly crude. Worse is heard on "family" cartoons on prime time television.
45 posted on 05/20/2014 3:06:53 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: Slump Tester
In 74, my lab pardner and I spelled out FA-Q with components on a breadboard we were "working" on

Does it feel good getting that off your chest after all these years? You bad boy, lol.

46 posted on 05/20/2014 3:08:26 PM PDT by keat
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To: Responsibility2nd

I think it’s cute, but I have no idea what it’s supposed to mean.


47 posted on 05/20/2014 3:10:27 PM PDT by Tax-chick (You say I'm insane ... I say you're afraid.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I fail to see anything about her coded message to get all worked up about. These administrations have a complete lack of humor over something that's not particularly funny or 'mean spirited'.
48 posted on 05/20/2014 3:13:40 PM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: TADSLOS; dinodino; Verginius Rufus

Much closer cousin to sulphEr apparently.


49 posted on 05/20/2014 3:19:42 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Gen.Blather

There are a lot of things that are low-volume still made with through-hole parts where space isn’t an issue and creative layout and a few almost free jumpers gets you a cost-effective single-sided board. Recently, I just repaired a <3 year old LCD video monitor where only the “brainy” related video stuff was surface mount. The power supply and the switch panel was through-hole, naturally, single-sided. Non-surface mountable parts will always exist. I expect that through-hole will continue for the next 30 years.


50 posted on 05/20/2014 3:25:09 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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