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Rob Beschizza at 10:23 am Mon, Feb 4, 2013
That’s crazy. Back in my day, ALL the kids needed to learn cursive.
True. It made our hand-written obscenities that much more elegant.
Can I just express my gratitude for that beautiful image.
The way I read it first, it was:
“Catholic school forbids girls, but not boys, from cruising“. Some nasty images of Al Pacino & friends popped to mind.
As usual, no shortage of idiocy from this organization. I think the German Arch-Bishop comparing recent criticism of the church to a “pogrom” a couple days ago pretty much trumps them all though……
If I were a girl at this school I wouldn’t hesitate to call the “pledge” fucking stupid.
So that girls can learn early society has different rules.
If a girl decides to have sex, she is a slutty whore.
If a boy decided to have sex, he is a manly man.
In other words, homosexuality preserves girls’ honor and makes boys manly!
Hooked on Penis… Worked for me! :)
I tend to leave hooked penises alone
The guys: ‘Fuck THAT.’
You’ll never find a husband if you curse like a sailor!
Unless he’s a pirate!
Funny cause my wife curses like a fisherwoman (which she once was).
In other news, Catholic schools now allowing education of girls.
Boy souls aren’t worth saving. Girl souls, well, they fetch a pretty price on the black-market. But only if undamaged.
something something altar boys something something… hahahahaha…
Huh. It was my teachers at Catholic school who needed to be asked not to curse.
My vocabulary has definitely been permanently affected by my 2 years in Catholic school. I blame it on being at an impressionable age.
I’m a third generation atheist, but if you surprise me enough “Holy Mary Mother of God” will pop right out of my mouth. More often it’s a trimmer “Holy fuck” but there’s still these holies floating around that I can’t seem to shake.
I’m open to suggestions of substitutions :)
‘Jesus Golgotha-Poledancing Christ’ always works for me…
I sometimes go with “Holey Moley Mother of God”…
if you’re an atheist why would it bother you to say holy?
I’m a third generation atheist, but if you surprise me enough “Holy Mary Mother of God” will pop right out of my mouth.
That’s still better than yelling, “Most precious blood of the Lamb!”
Jesus fucking christ with a cucumber on a sawhorse.
I take a page from J. Jonah Jameson’s book and trot out a “Great Caesar’s Ghost!” every now and then.
Ah, yeah. That guy. I get my crusty comicbook news editors crossed all the damn time.
’Jumping Jesus Christ on a nuclear-powered pogo stick’ is my fallback curse.
I usually go with “atheismo’s beard”
If I might speak on behalf of my year, our favorite curse was by a beloved (and sadly, late) English teacher who yelled “NATTY FUCKIN’ BUMPPO”.
It’s a Jersey thing.
It’s because only women have the power to inflict harm through the use of black magic.
and our mojo is strong during the blood moon!
No one has ever said that someone else “swears like a nun”. Yet it is all too common to hear “swears like a [baker/builder/sailor/marine]“.
So, girls, just stick to obscenely short skirts and way too much makeup and let the boys swear, wreck stuff, and generally act like semi-evolved simians.
The whole thing was likely started by the boys as catholic school girls are quite scary. I should know, it took me 11 years to build up the courage to talk to one. (and for the trouble I got a Doc Martin to the face)
Jesus mutha-fucking Christ. Really? Still?
Catholic school girls rule!
This is why we hear so much about nefarious catholic priests, but nefarious nuns not so much.
Well, the Catholic school kids in my home town all made a fairly quick transition into being teen parents. I suspect some of them swore when they found out.
You kiss the priest with that mouth?
The Dead Milkmen’s Jumping Jesus on a pogo stick always worked for me.
Holy shit, that’s *my* high school! Of course, I graduated 37 years ago, but still…
The school does have a long history of treating the sexes differently, though. In fact, it was mostly segregated by gender when I was there.
Well, the boys need to be able to talk dirty to the priests to get them off….
Dammit! Twelve years of Catholic school, and I don’t have anything witty to write here. I feel so inadequate.
“their improved manners would take hold and rub off … the boys”. /chortle
Well what a complete clustercuss…