Not all foul mouths are created equal.
A Catholic school in New Jersey has put in place a no-cursing pledge for its students, reports
NBC, with the catch being that roughly half of them are exempt from the vow. The effort to rein in swearing girls at Queen of Peace High School outside New York City was spearheaded by teacher Lori Flynn, who'd like to see the females under her tutelage "act like ladies." Especially, say school officials, because girls are the worst offenders.
"I do solemnly swear not to use profanities of any kind within the walls and properties of Queen of Peace High School," reads
the pledge. "In other words, I swear not to swear: so help me God."
While there have been some complaints by female students of the unfairness of singling out their half of the school body, most seem willing to go along to get along.
"[Cursing] doesn't make you look educated," said one student subject to the pledge. "It's unattractive when girls have potty mouths," said another, who wasn't.
Via NBC and The Record