Saturday, April 23, 2011

To Be PC, They're "Spring Spheres" NOT Easter Eggs

Responses to a Seattle public school policy requiring Easter eggs to instead be called "Spring Spheres" for a third grade class activity:

1. When the teacher said, "Oh look, spring spheres," the third graders said "Wow, Easter eggs."

2. Matt Gurney writing in Canada's National Post: "For this crime of extreme political correctness, let us all hope the school officials responsible receive a lump of carbon-based fuel in the cloth tube-sack they hang next to their December Light-Festooned Interior Coniferous Vegetation this Winter Holiday." ("Notable and Quotable" in today's WSJ).

3. No response yet from the White House about whether Monday's event will be re-named the "2011 White House Spring Sphere Roll," or whether the official souvenirs featuring the signatures of President and Michelle Obama will be re-named "Official White House Spring Spheres" (see photo above).

What's next for political correctness re-naming, will "Frosty the Snowman" become "Frosty the Snow Friend"?

Update: To be scientifically accurate, I think the correct term would be "Spring Prolate Spheroids." 

10 Comments:

At 4/23/2011 3:45 PM, Blogger Buddy R Pacifico said...

People should not be surprised that Easter eggs must lose their Christian connotation in Seattle Public Schools. Seattle Schools accomodate Muslims with separate prayer rooms for boys and girl. Seattle is very liberal but almost half of the kids go to private schools, becuase Seattle public schools will accomodate the absurd.

 
At 4/23/2011 4:24 PM, Blogger Dr. Tax in Sacramento said...

Evidently this school district is not even that good at teaching besides doing their PC language games - is an egg a "sphere"?

 
At 4/23/2011 4:51 PM, Blogger randian said...

Having only one principal axis of rotational symmetry, an egg is an ovoid, not a sphere.

 
At 4/23/2011 9:48 PM, Blogger Chris Burrows said...

The best description of the shape is an "obloid sphereoid"

 
At 4/23/2011 10:35 PM, Blogger randian said...

The phrase you're looking for "oblate spheroid", though I think an egg is better approximated by a prolate spheroid.

 
At 4/23/2011 11:20 PM, Blogger Evergreen Libertarian said...

The proper name of an egg is squat rock.

 
At 4/24/2011 1:43 PM, Blogger Ron H. said...

Would "egg shaped" be an acceptable description, while not offending anyone, or promoting religion?

 
At 4/24/2011 1:45 PM, Blogger Ron H. said...

"The proper name of an egg is squat rock."

Hmm. I've always thought those were turds.

 
At 4/24/2011 4:50 PM, Blogger juandos said...

It seems the progressives of the Seattle public school system have a habit of doing the the stupid thing given the chance...

 
At 4/26/2011 8:10 AM, Blogger Free2Choose said...

"The proper name of an egg is squat rock."

I am partial to "Hen Fruit" or "Cackleberries". But Squat Rock definitely sounds funnier. :)

 

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