Skip to comments.Periodic table joke may cost teen her seat at graduation
Posted on 05/20/2014 2:36:23 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
A Georgia high school students 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.
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.
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I think it’s funny. She might be the only student who knows how to read the periodic table.
Er, except for the spelling.
Yes, what’s Utranium?
Yes, what’s Utranium?
Oh good grief. Suspend the Admin, not the kid.
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.
Well, she should have known she’s get a reaction.
It’s the distant cousin to Phospheros.
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.
She showed creativity and intelligence, that threatens the future of marxism in America.
Is Back that ass up something about Moochelle? I don’t entirely get it.
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.
I’d be more concerned with the yearbook editor for inserting spelling errors.
Further evidence of the decline of our civilization.
That is really clever. The girl will do well. She is creative, smart and clever.
People have totally lost their sense of humor.
I also have no idea how constipation can help one through tough times.
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.
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.
Try “bad booze ruins our young guts but vodka goes well”
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.))
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!
Bureaucrats are only known for their humor when it comes to screwing the taxpayers out of an honest day’s work.
My bet is that she filled in a handwritten form, and the yearbook editor got it wrong.
(victim of same)
For mariners remembering how to determine a compass course
from true course, it’s “True Virgins Make Dull Companions, Add Wiskey”.
I don’t think I’ve heard that since 1977. Made me smile.
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.
Donkeys get no respect.
When was the last time anyone saw a color coded resistor?
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.
Is Back that ass up something about Moochelle? I dont entirely get it.
Ummm....it’s sorta twerking...oh never mind.
thats the one I learned . .
“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.
Who told them? The didn’t figure it out the selfs.
What does it mean?
I always heard it with “bad” replaced by the actual color. HR would have really flipped about that!
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.
“I dont think Ive heard that since 1977.”
Maybe it’s an age thing. I graduated in 1977.
Stuffed shirts. That WAS funny.
The girl found a creative way to express herself. I like it.
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.
what was that for?
A close relative of Unobtanium.
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.
Does it feel good getting that off your chest after all these years? You bad boy, lol.
I think it’s cute, but I have no idea what it’s supposed to mean.
Much closer cousin to sulphEr apparently.
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.