Thursday, July 21, 2005

The British Get Weird For a Minute

A group of teachers in England have proposed a plan that the word "fail" be banned in British classrooms, for fear that hearing that they failed can put students "off learning for life."

What do they propose should be said in its place?

"Deferred success." Ha.

And if a student fails a second time, what's that going to be? "Extra Deferred Success?" And then "Ultra super mega deferred success"? Come on, people. If you fail, you fail. Calling it "deferred success" isn't going to make the parents any less pissed off when the kid comes home with it written on their paper.

From Reuters

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