Romance By Catherine: Sorry... I have to stop the madness!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sorry... I have to stop the madness!


Rachel E. Moniz said...

Hi Catherine!
*on soap box*
I have a client who is a High School Teacher. They changed the name of the Foreign Language program in the school to World Language because they wanted to be SENSITIVE to ther cultures.

Sorry to tell people, but every language OTHER THAN English IS foreign to the United States.

I doubt the French or Germans renamed their Foreign Language Programs.

*off soap box*

Catherine Bybee said...

*on soap box*
Cowboys and Native Americans ISN'T the same flippin' game!
*off soap box*

OMG, Rachel... *hitting head on desk*

Dakota Cassidy said...

Um. OMG. Seriously?

In that case, and in accordance with the laws of PC, I want to be called MISS Fabulous. Not just Fabulous. Got that? LOLLOL

Lawd have mercy on us all!

DC :)

Catherine Bybee said...

Intact - oh, that's not true!

Hmmm... gotta come up with something good for this one... I'll get back to ya!

Becca Simone said...

What a fun video blog, Catherine! I agree with you 100% on this PC thing. It's ridiculous. I used to work with a man who was Jamaican. He used to joke about how funny it was to be called "African American" when he was actually "Jamaican American." He said he just wanted to be considered an "American."

Or how about how kids can't play dodgeball in school anymore, or how some PE programs don't offer any competitive team sports because that means someone will lose. And that's bad for the self-esteem. Sheesh. When will it end?

I'm going to go play with my pipe cleaner now.


Catherine Bybee said...

Ohhh and don't call it a Christmas Party... No! It's a winter party... and it isn't a Easter Party... its a Spring celebration where you hide colored eggs with candy in them!

They are even trying to get the momes to stop bringing in cupcaked for Jr's Birthday for God sake!

Emma Lai said...

Great rant, Catherine! Overall our school system does not impress me. I find it odd that they are trying to be socially sensitive, but yet insist on testing children of bilingual backgrounds and insist on sticking them in ESL programs even when parents don't want them in the program and the kids speak better English than half the adults I know.

Catherine Bybee said...

We all have our hot button. Socialy sensitive schmucks!

Wendi Zwaduk said...

When I taught art in a high school, it was called world art because the art was from everywhere including America.. no biggie, but when I did hte unit on American art, I had to label it as World Art in America because of the coutnry being a melting pot... I'm right there with ya!


Catherine Bybee said...

Really? World Art in America? *shakes head.

Angel Martinez said...

Ah, m'dears, we ciould go on and on. I do love the dice, though. Good gravy, what if I'm playing D&D? Could you hand me that twenty sided polyhedron with the numbers and the twelve sided plyhedron with the numbers? Oh, and You'll need to roll three six sided subes with numbers for that save - oh, never mind, it took too long to say all this, you're all dead.

Catherine Bybee said...

LOL... Well said, Angel.

Anonymous said...

Если врач знает название вашей болезни, это еще не значит, что он знает что это такое. Никогда не приписывай человеческой зловредности того, что можно объяснить обыкновенной глупостью. Человек может долго жить на деньги которые он ждет. Реальность это иллюзия вызываемая отсутствием алкоголя. Женщины едят за разговорами, мужчины едят заедой.

Rachel E. Moniz said...

Umm the Russian comment, loosely translated is this:
If doctor knows the name of your illness, this yet does not mean that he knows this similar that. Never assign to human of the fact that it is possible to explain by usual stupidity. Men can for long live to the money which it waits. Reality this is illusion caused by the absence of alcohol. Women eat after the conversations, men eat with

This is a prime example of a FOREIGN LANGUAGE in America! LOLOLOLOL

Helen Hardt said...

I'm still laughing! You're so right about the whole PC BS. Remember candy cigarettes? I used to buy them at the drug store when I was a kid. Now they're called candy sticks, and they no longer have the red tip on the end. Found them at a retro candy website... Still love em though!

Lynne Roberts said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this blog!

I'm afraid I'll be skinned alive but okay. I have a problem with a nationality hyphenated with American. I actually, in a fit of daring/insanity, asked a friend if they had dual nationality. When he said no, I replied: Well, then, you're just American, aren't you?

I am not Native American-American( I can't even type that without smiling) nor Irish-American, although I'm proud of my heritage, I'm equally proud to be an American.

Catherine Bybee said...

No skinning necessary here, Lynne. I agree with you. Why on earth would I call a black woman an African-American if they've never been to Africa? Is this just to keep from saying a 'black man' I know its not PC but hello... we're going to far.

Mary Ricksen said...

The biggest for me is Happy Holiday's instead of Merry Christmas.
But seriously Catherine you know what really, really, burns my butt?
A flame about two and a half feet high!

Julie Robinson said...

Loved, loved, loved your video, Catherine. But then, I am NOT PC at all. All the things mentioned bug me too. Here's another one though---When my son was in 3rd grade, he and a girl, who was his best friend, got a little rough. She was rougher than him but she was the one who got hurt in this instance, when she tried to cover his head with a jacket aided by another girl. My son sprang out of their trap laughing and flinging his arms out, accidentally knocking the other girl. The school decided that since boys played too rough, girls had to play on one side of the playground and boys on the other. Stupid. They ended up not being friends after a while because of not being able to play during recess and living quite a ways from each other.

Catherine Bybee said...

Mary: LOL.. so true.

Julie: Glad I could make ya smile.
The whole flippin' world has gone nuts I tell ya!

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog thru Helen's blog. I LOVE your video about PC!!! LOL. I was informed at school that I could no longer bring in cookies on my children's birthdays. This year they totally banned a parent from bringing anything but... ready for it??? Apples or other such fruits for the children. Shaking my head. Kids want to celebrate on a birthday. Not be handed out oranges! When asked why... they said some children were 'exceding the weight suggested numbers' (I guess the word overweight is out now too which is good I guess because now I'm no longer overweight...I'm exceding...) and they were battling that by applying this new law into school. (Rolling my eyes).

The other thing is I was recently told by this very, well, white as could be guy, that I couldn't call "American Indians" that anymore because it's considered offensive. He said I had to say "Native Americans". HUH? When did that change??? I pointed out to him that I'm a good portion Cherekee Indian, I'm American, and I don't find it offensive at all. I came home and called up some family and this is a news flash to them too. My uncle made me laugh. He joked about how first our lands were taken and now they are trying to take the American title from us. LOL. (He was joking about that... he doesn't really think it's why). It's nuts. (Oh, I bet that's not PC either.) It's mentally challenging!!!