Did anyone else hear this story?

On Fox news last night they interviewed a woman who is calling for the dismissal of her daughter’s teacher because the woman used the word ‘niggardly’ in class. Oy!!!
The word has * no* association with any other word that it may cosmetically resemble, its a perfectly proper word with roots in Scandinavia meaning stingy or grudging and has no other meaning. Why must people be so ignorant? Am I the only one appalled by this story?

I hope she doesn’t get blackballed.

Happened 3 years ago in Washington DC, as well.

And I’d suspect you’re talking about this.


*Did anyone else hear this story? *

Why must people be so ignorant?
I wish I knew.

Am I the only one appalled by this story?

Maybe we should ban all words in schools that have what sound like naughty words in them. Just to be safe

I nominate: happiness, contagious, shih-tzu, dictionary, cockle, cock-a-doodle-doo, asphalt, assuage and glass for immediate banning.


How about Damascus? I got a real kick out of that one in 5th grade geography.

I hope no innocent child will ever be forced to read Alexander Dumas again either!
Won’t somebody please think of the children!!

So what’ll we call the Hoover (expletive homonym***** deleted)?

Don’t forget Lake Titicaca, the Grand Tetons, blue footed booby, and titmouse! All those should be banned as well!

You get the feeling that some of our earliest ancestors are looking down on us and saying, “I don’t know why I ever bothered to walk upright.”

Oh yeah, and Nigeria, that’s a bad word, too!

I am embarrassed to ask for Niger thistle seed at the feed store!

Course, I’ve been the dumbass too. Ever suggest to a member of the opposite sex that you quief your drinks and go somewhere?

I guess reading Huck Finn is right out.

There’s a thread in GD about it already.

Let’s see, that would rule out:

ball-peen hammer
titular archbishopric
penal code

Oh, I forgot:
homo sapien

While we’re at it, let’s just ban all Shakespeare works, as well. thre’s some bad stuff in there, you know.

this stresses me out. I need a fag.

No. Just you.

Sorry, somebody had to say it!

My dad said that it was named for Hoover, but they changed it to Boulder because Hoover wasn’t worth a dam.*
[sub]*It was re-named back to Hoover Dam in 1947.[/sub]