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    Filed at 9:07 pm under by dcobranchi

    File under the “What were they thinking?”

    A secondary school [in the UK] is to allow pupils to swear at teachers – as long as they don’t do so more than five times in a lesson. A running tally of how many times the f-word has been used will be kept on the board. If a class goes over the limit, they will be ‘spoken’ to at the end of the lesson.

    I love the punishment for going over the limit. It’s overseas and we have no details, so it doesn’t quite rise to the level of another WWHS. Still pretty odd.

    *The title harkens back to a college football cheer at Furman University in Greenville, SC. Back in the 80’s, the school President, John E. Johns, would lead students in shouting “FU1 TIME! FU 2 TIMES! FU 3 TIMES! FU ALL THE TIME!” It was a Southern Baptist school. More FU football trivia– Furman is the only NCAA school whose mascot is the Paladin (one of Charlemagne’s elite guards). Legend has it that the original favored name prior to Paladins was Christian Knights. Can you guess why the school admin decided that that name would be a very bad idea?

    2 Responses to “FU 5 TIMES*”

    Comment by
    Judy Aron
    September 1st, 2005
    at 10:52 am

    That’s almost as good as attending South Hampton Institute of Technology…

    Comment by
    Becky in Alberta
    September 1st, 2005
    at 5:09 pm

    Fu** you once, shame on me, fu** you five times, shame on you rofl. Sorry — couldn’t resist!