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  •  What "Adam and Steve" always reminds me of: (3+ / 0-)
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    Calamity Jean, pdxteacher, MaikeH

    "I've been hearing whining about "Adam and Steve" at least since the early 1990s (I think it was a favorite rhetorical flourish of B-1 Bob Dornan, of accursed memory), but for me the connotation it calls to mind goes back a decade earlier. To 1982-83, to be exact, and the 4th grade. My 4th grade teacher was an absolute moron - her greatest hits included "the coyote is a member of the cat family" and "RSVP stands for 'Respond Soon Very Promptly'" among others, every word of her ignorance delivered in a thick New Hampshire accent that (apologies to my fellow Granite Staters) has ever since been a symbol of dumbness and incompetence to me. And every time some religious whack-job informs us that "God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve," I hear it in Mrs. L's voice. It's funny how sometimes we can draw comfort and amusement from bigotry.

    Certaines personnes disent qu'il y a une femme à blâmer, Mais je sais que c'est ma faute sacrément.

    by RamblinDave on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 07:34:14 AM PDT

    •  I had a teacher like that in 4th grade (1+ / 0-)
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      RamblinDave

      Among his greatest hits were "cocker spaniard" and "potassiumper manganate." And yes, he was a wingnut.

      261.A wealthy man can afford anything except a conscience. -Ferengi Rules of Acquisition

      by MaikeH on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 12:07:30 PM PDT

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