Skip to comments.Birthdays, and Dinosaurs, and Slavery, Oh My!
Posted on 03/28/2012 6:39:10 PM PDT by absentee
Recently, the New York City public school system put out guidelines to providers of test materials to the district. The guidelines included a list of naughty words that should not be included in the materials, so as not to stress out, offend, or cause boo-boos to the children of the city, who are mainly made of glass it would seem. Among the no good, very bad words were birthday, dinosaur, Halloween, and references to junk food, swimming pools, and computers.
This, dear friends, is unarguably a good thing. Take, for example, birthdays. Did you know that some people dont celebrate birthdays? And since they dont celebrate them, they would obviously be emotionally distressed to consider that other people do. Tsk, tsk. Likewise, Halloween might evoke paganism, and everyone knows school children are vehemently and actively opposed to such talk, ever since the Great Pagan and Gradeschooler War of nineteen aught seven.
Swimming pools and computers, you would imagine, are banned because some people dont have one or both of these things, and might therefore forget what two plus two equals when presented with the horrible reality that some people do.
Now yes, I know that computers are actually IN many classrooms. But that is different. Because.
And its not just naughty, religiousy, class-warfarey, and birthday .. er .. ey words that
are verboten get the frowny face. Its scary words too, like slavery, terrorism, space aliens and Lady Gaga (but I repeat myself). All in the interest of protecting virgin minds from seeing words on tests they see every day in life and, indeed, the normal course of their classrooms.
Some say this list goes too far. Well I say it doesnt go too far enough.
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Future generations will look back at us and alternately swear about the amount of debt we left them, and laugh at us for stupid crap like this.
NYC, huh. Are salt and butter forbidden words, too?
As in Dinosaur Race Hustlers meaning worn out old race-baiters like Sharpton and Jackson looking for the boogieman that just ain’t there anymore?
Well, I suppose “space alien dinosaur” is just out.
The word “birthday” would hurt the self-esteem of children born on February 29. They only have a birthday once every four years whereas the other kids get one every year.