Just Labradors banner
1 - 17 of 17 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,257 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Had to LOL about an e-mail from our obed instructor yesterday.

She's a full-time school teacher. And on Fri, we (her advanced classes) are travelling to her school to be part of her Dogs and Friends Day. There are various presentations going on, and the kids will be able to get up close and personal w/our fuzzies. Demos. Reading program. Etc. etc.

So she gives us a set of instructions about good behavior, etc: If you need to discipline your dog, be discreet, please. No undue corrections -- take it outside if you really need to. Clean up all 'packages' your dog leaves on property. Dress appropriately, etc. etc.

And this kicker: REMEMBER, PLEASE, We're in an elementary school. So those of you with girls, for this one day, in deference to our audiences, let's call them //female dogs// and not bitches!!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,643 Posts
Yeah, like "Hey Mom, some guy brought his ***** to school today"!
Oh I can just hear it. LOL


This entire thread got me to wondering about the orgin of the word.
According to Wikipedia:

History
The term "*****" comes from the 1150 word bicche, which was developed from the Old English word bicce. It also may have been derived from the Old Icelandic work bikkja for "female dog." The phrase "son of a *****" dates back to its use in Of Arthour & Merlin c. 1330.

For all of the other "uses" read for yourself here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/*****#History
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,257 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
1330?!?!?

Son of a bi-----------
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,275 Posts
And again we are aiding and abetting the "dumbing down" of our school children in the proper usage of "terms". How else are they supposed to learn proper terminology???

For instance:

Cow/Bull
Ram/Ewe
Mare/Stallion
Buck/Doe
Rooster/Hen
"Billy"/"Nanny"...sorry, I don't know the proper/formal 'goat terms'
Boar/Sow
Jack/Jenny
Queen (cats)/?


Etc./Etc..and others along with all the sub groups of sex and age that pertain to them also....


*yeah, I'm in a not so good mood this afternoon and at this point have had my fill of political correctness* :( :rolleyes: **baaad me**
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,257 Posts
Discussion Starter · #14 ·
How else are they supposed to learn proper terminology???
Parents? Who can decide these issues based on what they'd prefer in their own homes and the maturity level of their own kids??
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,514 Posts
And again we are aiding and abetting the "dumbing down" of our school children in the proper usage of "terms". How else are they supposed to learn proper terminology???

For instance:

Cow/Bull
Ram/Ewe
Mare/Stallion
Buck/Doe
Rooster/Hen
"Billy"/"Nanny"...sorry, I don't know the proper/formal 'goat terms'
Boar/Sow
Jack/Jenny
Queen (cats)/?


Etc./Etc..and others along with all the sub groups of sex and age that pertain to them also....


*yeah, I'm in a not so good mood this afternoon and at this point have had my fill of political correctness* :( :rolleyes: **baaad me**
I'm kinda in this boat with you I think. I've been to so many shows now where very young kids come up and talk to you about your dogs and use the term "*****" regularly and don't even bat an eye doing so.
If the parents would stop, think and not go ape-**** right off the get go over something like this they would see that not only did their child learn something new but SO DID THEY!
 
1 - 17 of 17 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top