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(Salem News)   Principal uses automated calling system to warn parents that students could be suspended for using made-up word at school. It's not news, it's Meep   ( salemnews.com) divider line
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2009-11-10 08:11:58 AM  
What the krunk was the principal thinking?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2009-11-10 08:18:52 AM  
I'm leaning a bit towards the school's side on this one. It's about the pattern of disruption, not the syllable. Suspension may be too harsh. I'd rather tell teachers, if there is an episode of meeping in class you should just fail everybody for the day. They'll learn eventually.
 
2009-11-10 08:21:18 AM  
Oh, that's a bunch of fargling balusht.
 
2009-11-10 08:22:13 AM  
That's totally bendorf.
 
2009-11-10 08:29:57 AM  

ZAZ: I'm leaning a bit towards the school's side on this one. It's about the pattern of disruption, not the syllable. Suspension may be too harsh. I'd rather tell teachers, if there is an episode of meeping in class you should just fail everybody for the day. They'll learn eventually.


The problem is that you can just change the syllable quicker than the school can react.

Or you can change it to no syllable, just have everyone do the same innocuous action at the same time.

Really, all the school has accomplished is to put the students on notice that they monitor whatever social network the kids used to plan this, so they will come up with something else using a different way to communicate, something that is different enough from saying "meep" that the school can't possibly suspend them for it.
 
2009-11-10 08:31:17 AM  
Ahhh America... where is your freedom of speech now eh?

Who's the Principal of the school?... Stalin

Beaker weeps for America... meep

whybenormal.today.com
 
2009-11-10 08:33:34 AM  
Pricipl sayof?
 
2009-11-10 08:38:06 AM  

How about we shorten it up some?

dancininanson.net

 
2009-11-10 08:41:18 AM  

dittybopper: ZAZ: I'm leaning a bit towards the school's side on this one. It's about the pattern of disruption, not the syllable. Suspension may be too harsh. I'd rather tell teachers, if there is an episode of meeping in class you should just fail everybody for the day. They'll learn eventually.

The problem is that you can just change the syllable quicker than the school can react.

Or you can change it to no syllable, just have everyone do the same innocuous action at the same time.

Really, all the school has accomplished is to put the students on notice that they monitor whatever social network the kids used to plan this, so they will come up with something else using a different way to communicate, something that is different enough from saying "meep" that the school can't possibly suspend them for it.


Book drop at 10:45!
 
2009-11-10 08:48:27 AM  
"Murray said the matter should be a wake-up call to parents about how kids are using social networking sites."

To make plans to all say "meep" at a particular time in a particular area of the school?

The horror.
 
2009-11-10 08:51:57 AM  
encefalus.com

MEEP MEEP
 
2009-11-10 08:57:27 AM  

aimtastic: "Murray said the matter should be a wake-up call to parents about how kids are using social networking sites."

To make plans to all say "meep" at a particular time in a particular area of the school?

The horror.


Our local school district is up in arms about how students are using Facebook to blast the administration.

Sure, like the practice is new. When I was in school everybody knew by word-of-mouth on the first day of class that Vice Principal Napoleon was a dick. The difference is there was no proof we thought that.

And we wore onions on our belts.
 
2009-11-10 09:11:55 AM  

ZAZ: I'm leaning a bit towards the school's side on this one. It's about the pattern of disruption, not the syllable. Suspension may be too harsh. I'd rather tell teachers, if there is an episode of meeping in class you should just fail everybody for the day. They'll learn eventually.


You sound like the kind of guy who would call the police if you were at a party and someone lit up a joint.
 
2009-11-10 09:20:06 AM  
He embiggened this problem by using a very non-cromulent solution
 
2009-11-10 09:20:15 AM  
Damned kids nowadays. When I was little, we had to walk 10 miles to school, uphill both ways, it was always winter time, yadda farda ....
 
2009-11-10 09:20:17 AM  
"Murray said the matter should be a wake-up call to parents about how kids are using social networking sites."

Not So Funny Meow, is it?
 
2009-11-10 09:38:51 AM  
www.make-upartistsatlarge.com


MEPS!! MEPS!!
 
2009-11-10 09:48:25 AM  
What a flarg bag.
 
2009-11-10 10:19:09 AM  
That right durgling fig-bricket should do a little reading. (new window)
 
2009-11-10 10:24:36 AM  
dittybopper

What the krunk was the principal thinking?

He was thinking, "How can I abuse my power today?"
 
2009-11-10 10:30:05 AM  
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2009-11-10 10:31:34 AM  
What a tardbargler!

/meep
 
2009-11-10 10:32:04 AM  
Meep! (new window)
 
2009-11-10 10:32:43 AM  
www.moorishsciencetempleofamericainc.com

Subby, the word is Moops.
 
2009-11-10 10:33:17 AM  
Meep, opp, ork, ah-ha?
 
2009-11-10 10:34:04 AM  
Aren't all words essentially made-up?
 
2009-11-10 10:34:06 AM  
Wait long enough and that principal will demand a shrubbery!
 
2009-11-10 10:34:21 AM  
Sounds like there's a m**ping principal that needs to take the m**ping stick out of his m**p.
 
2009-11-10 10:34:42 AM  
i36.tinypic.com
 
2009-11-10 10:34:47 AM  
Your frelling kidding me?
 
2009-11-10 10:35:01 AM  
Meep meep meep meep meep meep meep meep meep meep. *MEEP*, meep meep meep, meep meep meep meep meep meep meep meep meep!!!! Meep meep meep meep meep meep meep meep meep & meep meep meep meep meep meep, meep meep meep. Meep meep meep meep meep meep meep meep meep meep meep meep meep; meep.

Also, meep.
 
2009-11-10 10:35:16 AM  
Just as long as they don't say "Ni" to anyone.
 
2009-11-10 10:35:31 AM  
What the frak is all this smeg?

/actually, there is probably a higher risk of the principal thinking the kids are speaking Australian.
 
2009-11-10 10:36:12 AM  
Having skimmed the article and immediately began typing this post - you can assume my feelings on this are strong and immutable.

Having said that it sounds like the little dorks are doing the equivalent of holding their finger 1" in front of you nose and saying "can't get mad, I'm not touching you"

How about "Stop acting like immature little morons, regardless of the words you are using if you are directed that you are disrupting the normal function of the school you are to STOP. Picking a new word does not change the fact that what you are doing (not saying) is disruptive. Punishment for disruptive behavior will be the same as it always has been."
 
2009-11-10 10:36:27 AM  
What a marklar.
 
2009-11-10 10:36:32 AM  
Might as well get this out of the way too courtesy of IMDB.com

King Arthur: Cut down a tree with a herring? It can't be done.
[the Knights of Ni scream and cover their ears]
Knight 1: Don't say that word!
King Arthur: What word?
Knight 1: I cannot tell! Suffice to say, is one of the words the Knights of Ni cannot hear!
King Arthur: How can we not say the word if you don't tell us what it is?
[the Knights of Ni scream again]
Knight 1: He said it again!
King Arthur: What,"is"?
Knight 1: No, no, not "is". Wouldn't get very far in life not saying "is".
 
2009-11-10 10:36:49 AM  
What's funny is that instead of suspending people for disruptive behavior, he's targeting the word. So go ahead and disrupt class with any other word, its okay so long as you didn't blurt out MEEP.
 
2009-11-10 10:36:57 AM  
So, Lewis Caroll is out of the question at that school.

/pardon me as a gyre and gimbal in the wabe
 
2009-11-10 10:36:59 AM  
like totally dude, like rad, like how uncool, weak, lameo, what a dickweed,

I seem to remember using a lot of slang when I was in school, back before the rocks died.

this dickweed principle seems to think it is a new thing and wants to use his totalitarian powers to control what people say? No doubt he believes the bill of rights is worth no more than a napkin, except in his case the enshrined second amendment.

hey dilbert, sit on a pole.
 
2009-11-10 10:37:13 AM  
Meep you, principal.
 
2009-11-10 10:37:19 AM  
I think they are SMURFED!
 
2009-11-10 10:37:59 AM  
Meep that mother-meeper.
 
2009-11-10 10:38:17 AM  

DeadZone: Meep, opp, ork, ah-ha?


That means I love you?

/not you DZ
// maybe platonically
/// budding slashie love?
 
2009-11-10 10:38:21 AM  

dittybopper: What the krunk was the principal thinking?


"I am confused by this behavior, and will assume the worst before things get out of hand and I lose my job."

"No one really knows," said sophomore Melanie Crane, who said some freshmen used the term, but she has not heard the term used herself.


Sounds REALLY disruptive, Principal Cockknocker. Nice of you to keep those disruptive kids in line ... by disrupting their education with suspensions. Really. You're a class act.
 
2009-11-10 10:38:38 AM  
Kar98

Capital idea!
Very very easy to find, too :)
 
2009-11-10 10:38:56 AM  
www.everydayshouldbesaturday.com
 
SVX
2009-11-10 10:39:23 AM  
Wait a minute...is this guy suspending kids because they are running around the school yelling "MEEP" like a bunch of cretins, or is he trying to suspend them because they are "meeping" over Facebook? If it's the former, fine, collar the little bastards. But if it's only based on the latter?

FARK OFF, OVERREACHING DOUCHEWAD ADMIN DICKHOLE!
 
2009-11-10 10:40:06 AM  
Ah, public school. Preparing our nation's children for work in factories that were moved to China, or prison.
 
2009-11-10 10:40:28 AM  
I say let them use whatever words they want, as long as they obey the dress code.
 
2009-11-10 10:41:48 AM  
deew
 
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