Best
74 Comments
Post
  • #4
    !
    Use of profanity in common everyday conversations is showing your lack of education. And that goes for BOTH boys and girls....men and women!
  • #9
    !
    @thatgirl Why no....as evidenced by my term of "And that goes for BOTH boys and girls....men and women!" and my vote (which I know you don't see).
  • #13
    !
    @thatgirl the pledge is not aimmed at girls, but at ladies. If you didn't have such a potty mouth you would know the difference. Only bad boys will ask you to the prom if you don't clean up your act...
  • #17
    !
    @thatgirl That was always my problem, I was good, treated girls with respect. Took me decades to find out the secret: don't let em know you care, then they won't leave you alone. Figured it out after noticing the girls who would call and I couldn't get rid of were the ones I acknowledged, but hardly paid attention to. Why do ya gals put us through this torture???
  • R Load more replies

  • #15
    !
    @PoliticalSpice I didnt do very well in Catholic school, I was really glad when my parents enrolled me in public.
  • #19
    !
    @thatgirl Oh, a Catholic girl, I like that. Some of the, how do I say this, best girls to date, are Catholic, it's like they want to rebel and do everything the sisters told them not too...
  • #28
    !
    @thatgirl you better clue me on the song, its been awhile, and i was always on acid when i heard him, and you would slap me if you knew thd somg that popped into my head when i read his name...
  • R Load more replies

  • #11
    !
    The prohibition against cursing for Christian women has a lengthy history. In fact, it dates all the way back to that awkward bedroom conversation in which Mary had to explain to Joseph that lots of women cry out, "Oh, God!" during sex and it doesn't mean she was thinking of someone else.:-)
  • #27
    !
    What a silly pledge, no one should be swearing in school. ALL should pledge to not do it. It's just as unattractive coming out of a boy's mouth as it is coming out of a girl's moutn. I'm betting this teacher is really old.
  • #24
    !
    A Catholic school in New Jersey, were I grew up in Ky they taught us that swearing was a bad thing either by girls or boys and it was followed by a trip to the principal's office, or worse. But then what do you expect from a catholic or public school in New Jersey were you have a culchure of crime and Chris Christie who looks like a bad actor out of a Soprano episode.
  • Comment removed for Engagement Etiquette violation. Replies may also be deleted.
  • #74
    !
    "Swearing doesn't make you look educated."
    Look, I don't care about looking intelligent or educated, just being intelligent or educated. Other people can think what they want. Why are we promoting students to value the appearance of things rather than the actual thing itself?
    There's nothing about swearing that logically means a person is less educated or less intelligent. If you want to compare the intelligence of using one word versus another word you have to ask what are your goals in your word use (trying to measure the intelligence of doing something without a set of goals or values that are trying to be achieved is nonsensical, there is no pure intelligence, just intelligence related to achieving an outcome, whether what you do is intelligent depends on what you are hoping to achieve with your actions), and what are the likely effects of using various words.
    So if teachers are pissed off at swearing and you want to piss the teacher off or gain a social reputation of some sort related to pissing the teacher off and value that more than the likely minor (like one afternoon's detention) consequences then swearing is the intelligent thing to do.
    If you're in the board room and swearing is frowned upon and you want a promotion then it's not intelligent. If some swearing is accepted(unlikely to be a free for all) or even approved of say when referencing a major rival company then it may be intelligent to use some swearing.
    Intelligence has to do with knowing the appropriate facts and procedures in relation to getting something done. Stylistic intelligence is widely supported by culture but it's nonsense. Styles are only intelligent or unintelligent in relation to how one is using them to fulfill one's objectives.
    Of course one may simply not have any goals in relation to word use other than to speak how they feel like speaking the most, so most of the time the intelligence of how people speak is equal. It's only when speech turns into strategy that one can honestly discuss the intelligence or unintelligence of speech.
  • #70
    !
    this is just another way for liberals to divide and separate! for being the supposed group of peace, love and unity, you sure love to divide, separate, race bait and gender bend everything you get your hands on!
  • #45
    !
    The entire student body should have to take the pledge. And what's happened to Catholic Schools these days? They don't use a ruler anymore?
  • #40
    !
    ...because many of the ignorant and stupid among us still think it's manly for males to curse and swear - it's just guys being guys. Goes hand-in-hand with the brainless notion that a man who has slept with a large number of women is a stud, a lover, a playboy, a Casanova/Don Juan-like character, while a woman who has done likewise is a slut or a whore.
  • #44
    !
    I think that notion has been replaced by the notion that a man or woman "who has slept with a large number of" people is much more likely to be a carrier of HIV.
  • #36
    !
    As a private school, couldn't they just have a no- swearing policy on campus, and get on with it?
    Doing the job parents refuse to do seems more like something the nanny state schools would deal with. But, they would have to start with the teachers!
  • R Load more comments...
Post