Our front porch guy told a story about his 1st-grade daughter getting called an “asshole” on the playground by a little boy in her class. She told the teacher, who brought them together and talked to the boy about his use of language, and he promised not to use the word again.

A little later, they were back out playing, and sure enough, the little boy called the girl an “asshole” again. The girl went back to the teacher, who again gathered the two children up and started to admonish the boy, when the little girl contributed her advice for the boy: “You should really try not to be such a bitch.”

Post-modern playground name-calling

4 thoughts on “Post-modern playground name-calling

  • May 28, 2007 at 10:02 am
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    I recently called a little boy a dick in front of his mom on the playground. That was when he chased Paul around the playground, with Paul screaming for Mommy and the kid was after him with a REAL baseball bat. Paul was in tears. The mom just sat there. So I hope they’re having language issues in school or daycare or whatever.

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  • May 28, 2007 at 9:15 pm
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    I suppose the good news is, if she’s the asshole and he’s the bitch, that’s progress for gender neutrality : )

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  • May 29, 2007 at 12:34 pm
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    that was my first thought too 🙂

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