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He's Learning Cursing

My seven year old son got in the van in the parking lot of school today and proudly announced that he's learning "cursing" at school. The twelve year old kinda' looked at me funny and said, "Uh-oh."

I quickly imagined any number of situations where a teacher or schoolmate on the playground let loose a string of vulgarities that my boy took in.

He continued: "Public schools don't teach cursing anymore but Catholics schools do. Isn't that great, Dad?"

Uhm.

"Oh wait," I said. "Do you mean cursive?"

"Yeah," he said.

Whew. I thanked goodness his ears weren't hearing that yet. My twelve year old told him he said "cursing" and not "cursive."

He laughed and said, "Cursing is what Joey does on the playground and gets into trouble sometimes."

So much for not hearing that yet.

*subhead*Penmanship.*subhead*

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6 comments:

Jen Raiche said...

My son would like to curse when he practices cursive...

;-)

JBB said...

I'm glad some schools are still teaching it (cursive, that is); the public schools in our area seem to have all but abandoned it (along with poetry, but that's another (sore) subject).

Sophia's Favorite said...

The alphabets (well, abjads) we call Arabic and Hebrew are, arguably, just two different ways of writing Aramaic in cursive. And several of the coolest writing systems in the world—Tibetan and Mongolian, for instance—are all cursive.

Mack Hall, HSG said...

As a left-hander, yeah, it's pretty much cursing.


Hey, JBB, feel free to volunteer at the reading program in your local school; a lot of us do that.

JBB said...

I see 150 of the little darlings every day, and try to single-handedly make up for their years of gub'ment indoctrination.

At the pay rate for school teachers, it could almost count as volunteering.

JBB said...

I see 150 of the little darlings every day, and try to single-handedly make up for their years of gub'ment indoctrination.

At the pay rate for school teachers, it could almost count as volunteering.

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