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(Philly.com)   Student reportedly suspended for saying "bless you" in class, says she's glad she didn't say "Gesundheit" or she may have been accused of war crimes   (philly.com ) divider line
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2014-08-23 08:15:16 AM  
Oh goody, I can't wait until this hits my Facebook feed.
 
2014-08-23 08:18:49 AM  
The need to acknowledge sneezes is weird.
 
2014-08-23 08:27:43 AM  
i1079.photobucket.com
You are so good looking...
 
2014-08-23 08:28:52 AM  
Somehow, I don't think that is all there is to that story...

And BTW, you don't have freedom of speech in school,
 
2014-08-23 08:30:57 AM  
meetville.com
 
2014-08-23 08:38:57 AM  

baka-san: you don't have freedom of speech in school,


But you DO have a duty to break immoral rules and laws so hard, the people who make them die painfully with 10,000 horse cocks in their ass. stop being immoral.
 
2014-08-23 08:56:08 AM  

Smashed Hat: Oh goody, I can't wait until this hits my Facebook feed.


Oh yeah, the persecuted Christians are salivating over this, I'm sure.
 
2014-08-23 09:05:38 AM  

baka-san: Somehow, I don't think that is all there is to that story...

And BTW, you don't have freedom of speech in school,


Of course that's all there is to this story. Except Marine Todd kicking the teachers ass into accepting Jesus as her personal savior.
 
2014-08-23 09:24:59 AM  

Mugato: Smashed Hat: Oh goody, I can't wait until this hits my Facebook feed.

Oh yeah, the persecuted Christians are salivating over this, I'm sure.


Time to read it in an email that has FW: FW: FW: FW: FW: FW: - in the subject line.
 
2014-08-23 09:25:44 AM  

Smashed Hat: Oh goody, I can't wait until this hits my Facebook feed.


This shiat is exactly why I dumped my Facebook account over two years ago. The faux outrage was aggravating.
 
2014-08-23 09:25:49 AM  
I like her T-shirt.
 
2014-08-23 09:26:58 AM  
If true, that's one of the stupidest farking things I've ever heard.  Saying "bless you" or "God bless you" when someone sneezes is practically an automatic response.  It's not an endorsement of religion, nor is it cramming Christianity down anyone's throat.

I swear, school administrators are some of the goddamn dumbest people on the planet.
 
2014-08-23 09:27:00 AM  
blog.chron.com

I think I may have mentioned it once, but I don't think they noticed.
 
2014-08-23 09:27:57 AM  

Mugato: Smashed Hat: Oh goody, I can't wait until this hits my Facebook feed.

Oh yeah, the persecuted Christians are salivating over this, I'm sure.


Well, forget about those ninnies for a moment. You can't even say the word 'stuff' at that school. Bunch of farking busy-body morons are running the schools. Who gives a flying rip if you say 'stuff' or 'bless you'.

If things that petty and minor are what's keeping someone from teaching a class, that someone should probably pursue an illustrious career in car washing.
 
2014-08-23 09:31:45 AM  
The church two miles away from my house plays cheesy old hymns like kumbayah and Amazing Grace on their bells at 9am and 6pm every day loud enough that I can hear it inside. I can't even imagine how earsplittingly loud it is for the people a block away. Christians are so persecuted.
 
2014-08-23 09:33:01 AM  
I get middle school students SCREAMING bless you in the middle of class. And the bless yous cascade, they can't say it all at once. Someone always has to be last.
Also, they think it's my job to provide tissues, which I would gladly do if every time one student needed a tissue, 10 more didn't use it as an excuse to get out of their seats.
 
2014-08-23 09:33:45 AM  

Coco LaFemme: If true, that's one of the stupidest farking things I've ever heard.  Saying "bless you" or "God bless you" when someone sneezes is practically an automatic response.  It's not an endorsement of religion, nor is it cramming Christianity down anyone's throat.

I swear, school administrators are some of the goddamn dumbest people on the planet.


Bless their hearts.
 
2014-08-23 09:35:31 AM  

Smashed Hat: Oh goody, I can't wait until this hits my Facebook feed.


its odd, but this story has been around for a few days, and has yet to hit my facebook feed.
 
2014-08-23 09:35:59 AM  

jehovahs witness protection: Coco LaFemme: If true, that's one of the stupidest farking things I've ever heard.  Saying "bless you" or "God bless you" when someone sneezes is practically an automatic response.  It's not an endorsement of religion, nor is it cramming Christianity down anyone's throat.

I swear, school administrators are some of the goddamn dumbest people on the planet.

Bless their hearts.


My new boss, who is from South Carolina, recently told me the secret meaning behind that phrase. I love it.
 
2014-08-23 09:36:31 AM  
Other banned sayings: "my bad", "hang out", "stupid", "stuff"
 
2014-08-23 09:37:08 AM  
Looks like you guys (in the US) are stuck between the teabaggers and bibletards on one side, and feminists and narrow-minded politically correct demagogues on the other.

You have my sympathy.
 
2014-08-23 09:37:36 AM  

ilikeracecars: I get middle school students SCREAMING bless you in the middle of class. And the bless yous cascade, they can't say it all at once. Someone always has to be last.
Also, they think it's my job to provide tissues, which I would gladly do if every time one student needed a tissue, 10 more didn't use it as an excuse to get out of their seats.


Middle school students aren't humans. They're mentally-ill chimps.
 
2014-08-23 09:38:11 AM  

phenn: Well, forget about those ninnies for a moment. You can't even say the word 'stuff' at that school. Bunch of farking busy-body morons are running the schools. Who gives a flying rip if you say 'stuff' or 'bless you'.

If things that petty and minor are what's keeping someone from teaching a class, that someone should probably pursue an illustrious career in car washing.


Oh I agree with all of that. Teachers and school admins can be little tyrants over petty shiat. I just mean that the "War on Christmas" crowd is going to have a field day if this becomes a big deal.
 
2014-08-23 09:38:42 AM  

PhiloeBedoe: [i1079.photobucket.com image 850x478]
You are so good looking...


Came to post this
 
2014-08-23 09:38:55 AM  
There's a phase in Spanish for when people don't say anything after a sneeze which is something like "Please keep me alive until I can get to a place where there are people." Instead, here are a few responses to sneezing that can get her expelled or sent to Gitmo.or start a career in languages.
 
2014-08-23 09:39:56 AM  

Coco LaFemme: If true, that's one of the stupidest farking things I've ever heard.  Saying "bless you" or "God bless you" when someone sneezes is practically an automatic response.  It's not an endorsement of religion, nor is it cramming Christianity down anyone's throat.

I swear, school administrators are some of the goddamn dumbest people on the planet.


If this is true - and years of untruthful conservative outrage leave me automatically doubting sensationalist stories of this nature - then it's even dumber than that.

TFA says that the teacher also banned the phrases hang out, my bad - and the words stupid and stuff. That's not a teacher being a dick about an innocent phrase, that's a teacher who just wants to bully people they have power over in general. None of the rest of those words or phrases are even remotely religious. Love the "disruption" defense too, which is an all-purpose excuse for school authorities whenever they want to bully kids about something for which there's no actual rational justification for.

And really... bless you after someone sneezes? Who the fark has a problem with that? I'm as fire-breathing an atheist as they come and even I couldn't care less about it. So yeah.... I'm sceptical of this story.
 
2014-08-23 09:40:24 AM  

PizzaJedi81: the secret meaning behind that phrase


It's not a secret.
 
2014-08-23 09:40:58 AM  

EvilEgg: The need to acknowledge sneezes is weird.


But when you sneeze, your soul leaves your body and, unless you are promptly blessed, demons can enter. It is amazing what you can do between a sneeze and a blessing.
 
2014-08-23 09:42:37 AM  

doglover: PizzaJedi81: the secret meaning behind that phrase

It's not a secret.


I guess I'll have to look it up because the only time I heard it was from Wayne Newton in The Living Daylights.
 
2014-08-23 09:43:12 AM  

hillary: jehovahs witness protection: Bless their hearts.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 850x478]


*tiny fist*
 
2014-08-23 09:43:39 AM  

mongbiohazard: Coco LaFemme: If true, that's one of the stupidest farking things I've ever heard.  Saying "bless you" or "God bless you" when someone sneezes is practically an automatic response.  It's not an endorsement of religion, nor is it cramming Christianity down anyone's throat.

I swear, school administrators are some of the goddamn dumbest people on the planet.

If this is true - and years of untruthful conservative outrage leave me automatically doubting sensationalist stories of this nature - then it's even dumber than that.

TFA says that the teacher also banned the phrases hang out, my bad - and the words stupid and stuff. That's not a teacher being a dick about an innocent phrase, that's a teacher who just wants to bully people they have power over in general. None of the rest of those words or phrases are even remotely religious. Love the "disruption" defense too, which is an all-purpose excuse for school authorities whenever they want to bully kids about something for which there's no actual rational justification for.

And really... bless you after someone sneezes? Who the fark has a problem with that? I'm as fire-breathing an atheist as they come and even I couldn't care less about it. So yeah.... I'm sceptical of this story.


Pretty much this. This story reads like a Chick Tract.
 
2014-08-23 09:44:20 AM  

Mugato: doglover: PizzaJedi81: the secret meaning behind that phrase

It's not a secret.

I guess I'll have to look it up because the only time I heard it was from Wayne Newton in The Living Daylights.


Means they're an idiot.
 
2014-08-23 09:45:27 AM  
Doesn't pass the sniff test. She probably did something else.
 
2014-08-23 09:46:09 AM  

Mugato: phenn: Well, forget about those ninnies for a moment. You can't even say the word 'stuff' at that school. Bunch of farking busy-body morons are running the schools. Who gives a flying rip if you say 'stuff' or 'bless you'.

If things that petty and minor are what's keeping someone from teaching a class, that someone should probably pursue an illustrious career in car washing.

Oh I agree with all of that. Teachers and school admins can be little tyrants over petty shiat. I just mean that the "War on Christmas" crowd is going to have a field day if this becomes a big deal.


Shhhhhh.......

Don't tell Dild O'Reilly.

;-)
 
2014-08-23 09:47:48 AM  
 Next time this happens the kid should scream EBOLA at the top of her lungs.

BTW, the youth pastor looks HAWT.  She'd probably do things in bed I've always prayed for.
 
2014-08-23 09:48:27 AM  
Hemant Mehta did some research into this story because it sounded unbelievable.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/08/19/did-a-high-s ch ool-student-really-get-suspended-for-responding-to-a-sneeze-with-bless -you/#ixzz3B3tp7Dwx

So the school says the girl wasn't punished, left the room on her own instead of being told to leave, and she is escalating this into a national news story. Sounds like a case of heavy persecution complex.

/never says anything after someone sneezes, or if they cough, or hiccup, or burp
 
2014-08-23 09:48:43 AM  
In my youth (when I was even more of an asshole) I used to troll "God bless you" with "If there is one." Didn't go over well in Appalachia, at all.
 
2014-08-23 09:52:18 AM  

PizzaJedi81: Mugato: doglover: PizzaJedi81: the secret meaning behind that phrase

It's not a secret.

I guess I'll have to look it up because the only time I heard it was from Wayne Newton in The Living Daylights.

Means they're an idiot.


Yeah. It's usually obvious from the context when it's used.
 
2014-08-23 09:52:23 AM  

I'm_out_of_popcorn: Doesn't pass the sniff test. She probably did something else.


Yea this. From what I've read students in the classroom have been yelling out things to disrupt the class. If someone sneezes someone else says "bless you" but when they do it they project it and say it loudly as to disrupt the class.
 
2014-08-23 09:54:48 AM  

Mugato: doglover: PizzaJedi81: the secret meaning behind that phrase

It's not a secret.

I guess I'll have to look it up because the only time I heard it was from Wayne Newton in The Living Daylights License to Kill.


FTFY
 
2014-08-23 09:56:23 AM  

Conthan: Hemant Mehta did some research into this story because it sounded unbelievable.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/08/19/did-a-high-s ch ool-student-really-get-suspended-for-responding-to-a-sneeze-with-bless -you/#ixzz3B3tp7Dwx

So the school says the girl wasn't punished, left the room on her own instead of being told to leave, and she is escalating this into a national news story. Sounds like a case of heavy persecution complex.

/never says anything after someone sneezes, or if they cough, or hiccup, or burp



From the link:

I asked her why it was a big deal to her. She yelled at me and said "We will not have Godly speaking in my class!" That is when I stood up and said "My pastor said I have a constitutional right -1st amendment freedom of speech." She said "Not in my class you don't."


Yeah, this didn't happen, kid.
 
2014-08-23 09:57:37 AM  

hillary: Mugato: I guess I'll have to look it up because the only time I heard it was from Wayne Newton in
The Living DaylightsLicence To Kill

FTFM


Worst Bond film ever. Even worse than View to a Kill because at least that had Walken.
 
2014-08-23 10:00:23 AM  

Coco LaFemme: If true, that's one of the stupidest farking things I've ever heard.  Saying "bless you" or "God bless you" when someone sneezes is practically an automatic response.  It's not an endorsement of religion, nor is it cramming Christianity down anyone's throat.

I swear, school administrators are some of the goddamn dumbest people on the planet.


There's no chance that it's true. Odds are, the kid was being disruptive on purpose and trying to push the teacher. Its the only explanation that makes any sense.
 
2014-08-23 10:01:01 AM  

Relatively Obscure: Conthan: Hemant Mehta did some research into this story because it sounded unbelievable.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/08/19/did-a-high-s ch ool-student-really-get-suspended-for-responding-to-a-sneeze-with-bless -you/#ixzz3B3tp7Dwx

So the school says the girl wasn't punished, left the room on her own instead of being told to leave, and she is escalating this into a national news story. Sounds like a case of heavy persecution complex.

/never says anything after someone sneezes, or if they cough, or hiccup, or burp


From the link:

I asked her why it was a big deal to her. She yelled at me and said "We will not have Godly speaking in my class!" That is when I stood up and said "My pastor said I have a constitutional right -1st amendment freedom of speech." She said "Not in my class you don't."


Yeah, this didn't happen, kid.


Hahahaha, this is awesome. Unfortumately the christian faction is goong to ignore the truth and pull the "see we're being persecuted" card.
 
2014-08-23 10:01:25 AM  

chozo13: Mugato: doglover: PizzaJedi81: the secret meaning behind that phrase

It's not a secret.

I guess I'll have to look it up because the only time I heard it was from Wayne Newton in The Living Daylights License to Kill.

FTFY


You're right. I'm ashamed.

/no I really am, I don't get movie trivia wrong
 
2014-08-23 10:02:52 AM  

Mugato: chozo13: Mugato: doglover: PizzaJedi81: the secret meaning behind that phrase

It's not a secret.

I guess I'll have to look it up because the only time I heard it was from Wayne Newton in The Living Daylights License to Kill.

FTFY

You're right. I'm ashamed.

/no I really am, I don't  sometimes get movie trivia wrong


FTFY
 
2014-08-23 10:03:36 AM  

hillary: Fart_Machine: hillary: Mugato: I guess I'll have to look it up because the only time I heard it was from Wayne Newton in
The Living DaylightsLicence To Kill

FTFM

Worst Bond film ever.

No. That honor goes to Moonraker.


Yeah, some of those Roger Moore ones were unwatchable, even if they were the ones I grew up on (well a little before my time but there was a gap there before GoldenEye).
 
2014-08-23 10:04:11 AM  

hillary: chozo13: Mugato: doglover: PizzaJedi81: the secret meaning behind that phrase

It's not a secret.

I guess I'll have to look it up because the only time I heard it was from Wayne Newton in The Living Daylights

License Licence to Kill.

FTFY

FTFY2


Doh!

/shakes fist
 
2014-08-23 10:04:41 AM  
What about F you? Was that listed on the board?
 
2014-08-23 10:09:12 AM  
Im more annoyed that the teacher would actually have a list of forbidden words written on the black board. I can understand not wanting the kids cursing but that is pretty stupid if true.
 
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