When I was at Catholic school in the pre MM days, the semen thing was Marc Almond from Soft Cell, and it was Prince who had his ribs removed.
Along the same lines, whenever papers and essays were assigned in high school: "When you get to college they'll expect you to know how to do this without any help!""You'll need cursive when you're a grownup!"
And a lot of bullshit about college, such as:
"You won't get accepted into college without good grades!" My classmates with straight Cs had a fun time in high school, and they still went to college. And graduated.
"You better study hard now, because college only gets harder!" Getting my bachelors was ten times easier than high school.
It's like everything, you force kids to write in a style that is outdated and needlessly difficult for like two years of their early childhood education, and then drop it and never touch it again negating the entire point of cramming it down their throats
That thing is so easy and fast to learn. Like stuff you do in the second class and be done with it.
We're talking about 2nd and 3rd grade kids who are taught cursive, when they are still being taught how to write in print.
I worked my ass off patching everything under the sun to prevent a problem just so people 20 years later could claim it was all a hoax. Such a good feeling.
I'm completely missing the point why writing and learning cursive is such a miserable experience for some people here.We're talking about 2nd and 3rd grade kids who are taught cursive, when they are still being taught how to write in print.
If they actually kept it going through all of a persons education it wouldn't be difficult, but when you just drop it like a rock why would you expect people to remember it? At that point it just becomes an annoyance considering almost nobody under the age of 65 even writes in cursive anymore.
Even better, it's now used as an example of overblown fearmongering to dismiss warnings about everything from climate change to Brexit.
I imagine most people are thinking of the crazies like Alex Jones and co. who said Y2K would cause countries to collapse and martial law would be enacted, SO BUY MY Y2K SURVIVAL KIT!
That's what I was looking for, because so much of it is either wrong or put in the wrong context. It also leaves out so much that's incredibly important, because it doesn't reflect well on America.
Countries wouldn't collapse per-say
Not really a lie considering communism literally died out in 1989-1990
If people didn't drink soda and other shit throughout the day, eight glasses of water wouldn't even be considered that much.
I use a scrawly mix of it and standard today. I suppose the advent of computers negated the need to be able to write quickly.
I think a lot of people do a "messy" mix of print and cursive for day to day writing, but I don't think I've seen a person in years do full on cursive.
I was a child of 70s/80s but all our teachers insisted our assignments to be handwritten in cursive, we are forbidden to use computers (very few were actually available at that time) or typing machines. However it was clear that their intentions were to be sure we did your homework and not copy it or let someone else do it. Which could be the main reason for all the teachers describe in this thread, “you will need cursive” was just an excuse.
This is accurate to my high school experience (but that was in the mid-late 2000's).I was in school all throughout the 90's (born in 86) and my schools taught
Trail of Tears
US Japanese internment camps
The cruelty of early settlers including Christopher Columbus
Actually used the term "slavery" instead of "workers brought from Africa" which apparently some text books use today?
Maybe it's just I spent most of my school life in California? It wasn't nearly as sanitized and "AMERICA DOES NO WRONG" as so many others seem to have had.
This one makes me super sad because I grew up thinking we "won" over racism with the Civil Rights Movement. I grew up watching multi-cultural, diverse teams of heroes in Captain Planet, Power Rangers, and X-men all working together in harmony for the greater good, while bigotry and intolerance were obvious, cartoony villains out of time.
The Y2K bug was a real and credible threat. The reason it didn't seem to amount to much was because people behind the scenes busted ass and fixed it.