First Graders and the F Bomb.

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This blog is another sure sign I’m getting old (as if the mirror and the night sweats weren’t proof enough).

I’m starting to feel sorry for the poor guy who will be in the room next to me at the nursing home (roughly 6 months from now).  For his sake I hope he’s not bedridden.

Things are changing and at the exact same time I’m slowing down.

Way down.

Even my complaining is becoming less frequent.

I’m starting to appreciate “the good old days”.  Sure, I know they were crappier than I want to admit, but they’re all I got.

My career in education is roughly half over (barring an “incident”… like it might not happen).

I have seen education change in the last 15 years.

Copiers have improved.  Typewriters have disappeared.  Male teachers no longer wear ties.  And second hand smoke is no longer engulfing the teacher’s lounge.

These are just a few examples of how schools aren’t what they used to be.F-Bomb.  It's Dangerous in the Wrong Hands (or Mouth).

And that’s okay.

Most of the changes I’ve experienced are for the better.

Most.  Not all (if they were all for the better… I wouldn’t have a blog, now would I?).

One of the things I’ve noticed is students’ language has gotten worse.

And by worse, I mean a lot lot worse.

In particular, the F Bomb.

When I was a kid (the 1920’s seem just like yesterday), if you heard the F Word it was shocking.

It was an event.

It meant an adult was angry.  Or insane.  Or both.

Only convicted felons, gas station attendants, and drunks used this type of language.

Now it’s become commonplace.

You hear it at the movies (I’m talking about at the concession stand).

You hear it at high school games (in the bleachers by adults who should know better).

You hear it everywhere but church.

And now you are starting to hear it at school.

Fifteen years ago I might have been shocked if it came out of a high school student’s mouth.

Ten years ago a junior high student could have gotten my attention by dropping it.

Now?  Any decent (or not) first grader can use it correctly in a sentence.

Or towards a classmate.

Or teacher.

Or parent.

Or a friendly superintendent (not me, I’m not friendly).

Or even direct an F Bomb outburst towards a policeman.

And first graders aren’t just repeating it, they are USING it.

Loudly and in context.

By the time a first grader hits the playground they have heard the F Word a thousand times.  I’m pretty sure we can thank cable TV and adults with bad judgment. 

If I had to guess, I’d say most first graders don’t even know it’s a bad word.

It rolls off their tongue like Run Spot Run (I may have just dated myself with the Spot reference).

First graders seem to be getting less afraid of the consequences for their language.

I realize it’s only a word, but I think it says something about us and our society when it’s bandied about so easily and so publicly.

What really concerns me is what the future holds for these first graders.

If they don’t have limits now, what happens when they are 18?

What will they say or do to shock us then?

We may have to come up with a new word for them because they already use all of the bad ones I know.

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31 Responses to “First Graders and the F Bomb.”

  1. Karen
    on Oct 11th, 2010
    @ 4:29 am

    OH Boy. Bad words. One time about 25 years ago (before you were born I expec)t I had a kindergartener that cussed like a sailor. The F and SH bombs flew , For example, when a child went down the slide head first, he would remark to that child’s teacher when she corrected that child “You tell ‘em, Ms._________, he’ll knock the _________out of himsel.” It was just part of his vernacular. But one day his vernacular became loud on the bus and the the principal wanted to put him off the bus. Believe me when I tell you this child NEEDED to come to school and if he was off the bus he was out of school for the month. I persuaded the principal to let me work with him on his word choice. So I took him outside to the grassy hill and said ” Now, your dad cusses, your mom cusses, I cuss and you cuss, but we must NOT ever cuss in front of small chidlren.” Remember, he was only 5 himself. He said, “OK”, and he never cussed again that year until spring when his dad was in the hospital for a week. Lesson: Tell them not to cuss or use bad words and sometimes they will stop…sometimes.

  2. Alynn Coppock
    on Oct 11th, 2010
    @ 5:51 pm

    First, I must say – I love your blog…it always brings a smile to my face. Anyway, I thought I’d share an experience with you…I am a high school principal and the other day a student called me a “bitch” (she was upset over the lunch menu and thought it was my fault) under her breath as she walked by me in the hallway (the first time in 18 years of education that I have been called a bitch by a student – at least to my face). After giving the student a consequence, her mother called me to argue the consequence saying “bitch” is not a profane word and that I just needed to get tougher skin. I proceeded to ask her if she allows her child to call her a “bitch” and she replied, “Of course not, I’m her mother.” Oh, how times have changed!!

    Michael Smith Reply:

    @Alynn Coppock, Great story.

    Sad and tragic. But great.

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Christy
    on Oct 11th, 2010
    @ 8:58 pm

    it is a constant, unending, grinding battle in my classroom to get my sophomores to stop cursing at each other. I hate it when they call each other the n word and I have had students tell me that it is just what they say, it doesn’t really mean anything, and I hate that argument even more than the cursing. They literally have no idea what these words actually mean and it makes me upset that they casually throw them around like that.

    Michael Smith Reply:

    @Christy, Great comment.

    Words are more powerful than they know.

  4. Prof Post
    on Oct 12th, 2010
    @ 6:24 pm

    I really enjoy introducing my pre-service teachers at Trinity Christian College to this wonderful blog which is often a genuine touch of reality away from the sacred truths of the textbook. So for this week I will assign my sage sophomores to read this blog and chime in with their own responses of what to do with 1st graders using the F word.
    By the way I also had to share a story from one of my student teachers who was explaining that when she was bidding her 2nd graders a fond farewell to work with students that had special needs in another school – one of her darlings asked, “Ms. M why do you want to go over there are teach those retards.” whew – what’s a good teacher to do?

  5. Kelly Houston
    on Oct 19th, 2010
    @ 3:03 pm

    It is amazing to me how fast kids are growing up these days. Not that foul language is a grown up characteristic, but definitely shouldn’t be coming out of a first grader’s mouth. The media and irresponsible parents are to blame. The garbage that is on TV today is awful and nothing young children should be watching. I feel like many parents are much more lenient with what they allow their children to watch and what they say in front of them. Sometimes we forget, they are little recorders, they listen and play back what adults say, often times in the worst places. I don’t think this trend will reverse any time soon. I think as educators and future parents we just did to emphasize what is appropriate to say and what is not. We need to be good role models and not use that language ourselves. I think consequences also need to be put in place when that sort of language is used. I can’t change all students who use that language, but I can influence the ones that will be in my future classrooms.

  6. Samantha Rowe
    on Oct 21st, 2010
    @ 5:44 pm

    I am currently a sophomore in college majoring in Elementary Education. When my professor asked us to read this blog for class he had given us the title and right away I knew what it was going to be about. I am currently doing field experience in a 3rd grade class and I am constantly having to say to them “We don’t use words like that.” I remember 13 years ago when I was in first grade if we said “shut up” or “stupid” it was considered a bad word. It is so hard to believe that students are freely using the f bomb along with all the other bad words. As educators we need to put an end to this kind of language in the classroom as well as on the playgrounds. Also as teachers we need to watch the language we use in the classroom. I know of some teachers who use every word in the book in front f their class.

  7. Chelsea Schuen
    on Oct 26th, 2010
    @ 11:05 am

    More and more I have realized how much the education setting has changed even since I was a elementary schooler only 9 years ago. In a first grade classroom where I was aiding in I heard many inappropriate spanish slang terms being thrown around to one another. Being unfamiliar with the language I did not recognize it immediately but my cooperating teacher had great ears. She was able to locate where the words were being used and talk with the students privately. So many of these students did not even realize how inappropriate these words were that they were using with their friends. The students from this school were primarily low income and minority students who shared stories of molestation by older cousins and abuse by siblings and even parents. The young first graders grew up in a household where words like the f-bomb were used in the everyday vocabulary, just like an adjective. In order to fix this growing dilemma we must first address the underlying issue which is misuse of the words in the home. If we as educators are to bring parents to the attention that their child is using words like the f-bomb or the s-word, I think they would be more likely to censor their language especially around the children. My hope is that through making parents aware of how their actions affect their child that the students will in turn be more conscious of the words they are using.

  8. Yasmin Fernandez
    on Oct 26th, 2010
    @ 1:16 pm

    First of all thank you for this blog. It brought my attention to something I didn’t even think of expecting after I chose my major in Art Education. I think it’s amazing that first graders are using the F word. I remember being in first grade myself and thinking that *stupid* was a bad word and being ashamed of using it. Now hearing that the F word is being used by first graders is amazing to me. I don’t even use that word now that I’m a junior in college. It seems so strange.
    Just the other day I was in a first grade class and the children I was working with said the word *bootie* and they thought it was silly and they were entertained saying it. So far I haven’t heard them say the F word and I hope I don’t end up hearing it from them. I think you made a good point. If they are saying those kinds of things now they the future is something to worry about. I can imagine that to them it really isn’t a bad word. It is so commonly used by society and often reinforced at home. This is a tough issue. I don’t know how I will deal with that in my classroom but thank you for making me think about it.

  9. Justin Romanoff
    on Oct 26th, 2010
    @ 6:44 pm

    After reading this blog, I agree with what is being stated, and what is going on in todays classrooms. This issue is becoming worse and worse through generations, and I believe it will continue to get worse. A big contributor to this issue is the media. The shows, and movies that kids are watching these days needs to be monitored more by family. Kids are learning not only the bad language, but violence. In todays society kids are using very vulgar language, and because of the media getting so bad, parents need to watch their children closer, and give them specific rules about what can and can’t be viewed.

  10. Jenna Stech
    on Oct 26th, 2010
    @ 8:02 pm

    My name is Jenna Stech, and I am currently a sophomore at Trinity Christian College, i am also a special ed, elementary education major. When Pete Post (our professor) asked us to read this blog for our special ed class he had given us the name of the article, and right away I laughed to myself.. I am currently doing teacher aiding/observation in a 1-5 Sped Resource Room and I am constantly having to say to them “We don’t use words like that.” I don’t know where kids are getting words like these now a days, I never heard words like this till middle school, I mean i probably did hear them, but I never knew what the meant, or anything. The F word is probably one of the WORST words in the human language, it’s one of those words that’s not even necessary to use. I’m a little bit worried about becoming a teacher and actually having to encounter situations like this and having to take charge of my own, especially if I have to deal with older kids who are saying it to be “cool”, because if little kids are using the F bomb, they really don’t know what it means- they are saying it only because they heard it. If you tell them it is a “bad” word .. they most likely won’t say it again. I mean back in the day when I was in 3rd grade and I said the word crap- my mom almost flew off the handle, I can’t imagine how she would react if I used the F word.
    Thanks for making me think about all this- and how I would handle it in my classroom!

  11. Stephanie DeBoer
    on Oct 26th, 2010
    @ 9:58 pm

    This blog can be a reality check for some teachers. I am currently helping out in 3rd and 4th grade classrooms and I have seen first hand what can come out of their mouths and it is shocking. Sadly this should not be happening and like was stated cable tv, movies, and adults who aren’t careful when they are around children. Young children are a sponge and listen and repeat what they say. They start to listen to how a word is used and start to use it correctly and might not be punished for saying the F word therefore, making them think that it is okay to say the F word. Teachers need to teach students that this is not acceptable in the classroom, but outside the classroom. If this is happening already in first grade what are students going to be doing in older grades and also in the future. This was a great blog and is important for teachers to know. Thanks for posting this.

  12. Anthony Ochoa
    on Oct 27th, 2010
    @ 2:00 pm

    I remember when I was in school and the teachers where telling us that shut up and stupid were bad works, but now we have first graders and up dropping the F bomb this is crazy. In the class I am observing There is one student who constantly drops the F bomb and there only in fourth grade. I was not excepting that. I don’t think that is acceptable at all and believe we need to make a strong statement to our students about this. It’s pretty much out of our hands though. We know that our teachers are not teaching them these words. We have to thank our parents and the great technology we have today for this F bomb our students drop these days. I think that there should be a harsh punishment for those students and think that the only way will get this message across to them. Or we need to sit down with these parents and teach them what good language is all about!!!!!

  13. Caitlin
    on Oct 27th, 2010
    @ 6:06 pm

    Mike, it was really great to read your blog. I work with kids at a summer camp and I have noticed that their language can be pretty foul sometime. It is interesting to see how things have changed. When I was little I do not remember using that language but then again I was little so it could just be that I do not remember. I am currently a sophomore at Trinity Christian College and am studying to be a teacher. I would say that if one of my students dropped the F bomb I would address the situation right away. I would take them aside and first ask why they said that and try to understand where that language is coming from. Then I would explain why that kind of language is wrong and should not be used. Also, I am a firm believer in leading by example so if students saw me talking properly I would hope that they would see that using foul language actually is not that cool. But besides that, I agree that this language is a problem not just for teenagers but for little kids as well. I am hoping that my generation of teachers and just adults in general can start to see the effect that we are having on our youth. Thanks again for your article! Catie

  14. Rene Hernandez
    on Oct 27th, 2010
    @ 6:09 pm

    First of all, thank you for writing this blog for others to read. I am a student at Trinity Christian College, and majoring in Special Education. After reading this blog, I started to rethink about my little brother and how things around him are changing real quick and some for the worst. I remember that kids in grade school would sometimes think before saying something because it would get them in trouble, they might not know really why, but they would hesitate for a bit. Now a days, kids are saying anything that comes to mind. There are of course other terrible situations occuring, but one of the top issues, is the foul language. You are right, I can walk into any place and hear the F bomb other something esle, but not in church of course. When it comes to church, everyone will hold themselves back from saying anything or doing anything terrible. However, sometimes when a first grader drops an F bomb, we ourselves should not react so outburst or rapidly in anger, because if we do, the child might take it as getting attention and feeling better because of the attention. With the foul langauge, teachers need to calmly react to it and simple say, “That is not nice to say, try your best to not say it anymore.” If kids try to drop the F bomb to get attention or because they hear from others, reward them or be nice when you have not heard the F bomb dropped from them in a while. Try to work/deactivate the F Bomb a different way, than trying so hard to repell it back head on.

  15. Josh Copeland
    on Oct 27th, 2010
    @ 10:18 pm

    Using the F word is a huge problem and I think it starts with adults. The reason that the kids know words like this is because they hear it from us (as in adults in general). In order for us to expect these kids to use appropriate language we need to also use appropriate language at all times, because when we don’t think anyone is there they might be. Also I think we need to change the way we punish kids who use bad language. just yelling at them and giving out detentions is not the right way to go about it. I think there should be more calls home and writing of papers that say other words to use and why they are better then the F bomb.

  16. Jackie Sanchez
    on Oct 27th, 2010
    @ 11:26 pm

    Well, I have been a camp counselor for about 5 years with kids of different backgrounds and in all groups there is always a group of children who say what they please because they were never told otherwise. Once they were told they brushed off the comment and went on with their merry way. This bothered me immensely so I thought of what to do. There is no way to really stop swearing. Especially at that age you think that the coolest people always swear (thanks to the media, parents and older siblings). I think if the older generation begins to set the standards for these children then there might be hope for the future. We need to stop brushing it off as if there is nothing wrong. We need to call the attention to the children and let them know that it is not correct and instruct them correctly.

  17. Robyn Covert
    on Oct 28th, 2010
    @ 8:02 am

    Thank you for this post Mike. My name is Robyn, I am an elementary education major at Trinity Christian College. Currently, I am aiding at an elementary school, specifically in a Reading class. So far, I have not heard any students using profanity. I know this can be shocking, but I honestly haven’t heard much profanity. However, when I have been out in public, such as the movies or out to eat, I have heard children using profanity. It crazy seeing this kids use the f word so easily. When I hear young kids using that language, I feel like I should talk to them and let them know that it is not right, but I’m not in that position to do that. I think most of this is coming from parents, or media. Children often do things through repition. When kids hear their parents using these words, they think it is alright. Or when comedy shows now-a-days are using the f bomb in every other word of their sentences. In the classroom, If I were to hear the f-word used by one of my students, I would address it by letting them know that it is inappropriate language and trying to find out where they heard the word. Like I said before, children learn from example, and do things to repition. I would definately set an example as a teacher, and use proper language.

  18. Ashley Hodges
    on Oct 28th, 2010
    @ 9:16 am

    I found your blog to be hilariously funny but true! It definitely is something to be aware of that is taking place in our schools with the students that we are teaching. I believe we dont have the time to even question the students as to where they could have possibly learned such language because it is of no suprise anymore and the possibilities are limited. The language is either learned at home, at school or of course the television. I believe we as teachers must be examples numbr one and not use such foul language and secondly be brave enough to expalin to students the disgust of such language. If we effectively express that to our students, then we can influence our students to not take part in such language even if parents, peers or the television influences use the language.

  19. Kristen Rusthoven
    on Oct 28th, 2010
    @ 9:46 am

    I found this article very interesting and very true. Its really amazing how different the world is for kids today even compared to when we were kids less than 10 years ago. I feel like when we were kids, shows were more conservative and more wholesome. Today there are so many more controversial topics incorporated into kids shows. I think the media is a big reason so many kids are learning these kind of words. Like many people have said, many kids may not even know what it means but they hear it so often they even know what context to use it in. As teachers, we will need to make a strong statement to our students to counteract these behaviors when we see them in our classrooms and try to put a stop to it.

  20. Rebecca Verhage
    on Oct 30th, 2010
    @ 4:39 pm

    This Post was interesting to read. I have to say that the first graders and even fourth graders that I have worked with previously in schools have not use the F bomb at least in my presents. However, I have noticed that things kids say today are progressively getting worse and starting younger. I think that depending on the school, a teacher will have more or less problems with the things people say. As Professor Post mention in his post, he hear about a student calling learning disabled children retards. This for me has always been something I was sensitive about. I made a point never to use it and did not let my friend or sisters use it around me. I do not have a learning disability, but if I did, I know I would not want people calling me a retard. Using the word in jest further to a person who is not retarded may be hurtful to that person, but it is also hurtful to the way that people view those who have mental disabilities. As I think about becoming a teacher in the near future, I hope to be able to teach my students a lesson about the importance of words. Even in jest or if you add a “just kidding” afterwards as you mention, it does not make using the word alright. I think student need to be told about the importance of words and the power they have on people. Showing kids from a early age that the way they speak can change the way people look at you and can injure others is an important lesson for students today to learn.

  21. Ashley W
    on Nov 7th, 2010
    @ 6:50 pm

    I am currently a student at Trinity Christian College and my professor Pete Post asked us to come to your website and respond to an article that was written. He gave us this one as an option and I instantly wanted to see what was happening in schools. I think this is very true. I have witnessed it in schools and in homes of young children. Last semester I was in a classroom of first graders and one student used it all the time. I couldn’t believe it at first because I didn’t think that a student would know those words at such a young age. Another experience I had with the F bomb was at a place I babysit at. The girl was 3 years old at the time and used the word towards me in the correct context. I was shocked. I asked her what she said because I had wanted to be sure that is what she said and she wouldn’t repeat it because she knew she would get in trouble. However, it is what her parents say so why wouldn’t she say it. I think that as a future teacher, I need to be aware of the difference in what parents say now than when a was a kid. I think it is something that needs to be discussed at the beginning of the year and the students need to know that if they use bad words they will have consequences. They need to know it is not appropriate and will not be accepted in the classroom. By doing this, hopefully it will stop them from using the words outside the classroom as well.

  22. Jim Cummings
    on Nov 10th, 2010
    @ 11:10 am

    I am currently a student at Trinity Christian College and I am a special education major. I have spent a lot of time in classrooms now and I have seen first hand the foul language children are using nowadays. I agree with you that it has become second nature when I hear these young students use this kind of language. It is no longer a surprise when I hear a 10 year old student drop the F bomb. I get surprised when it takes so long for one of the students to drop it now. I do not believe it is these kids faults though. As you stated this language is all around them now. Let it be on television, from parents, or even older siblings. I believe that we first need to look at the language we use, because I know I too can have a foul mouth at time. Once we clean up our act I then think we should ask the children to clean up theirs. They will never learn it is wrong until we start to realize it too.

  23. Allison Stoub
    on Nov 15th, 2010
    @ 7:45 pm

    I have had the privilege to teacher aide in three different school settings. I have yet to hear the students cuss in front of the teachers. This does not mean that they aren’t cussing with each other on the playground. However in my school settings, I have heard the teachers cuss when talking to other faculty and staff. I think that it is not just the television that needs to be put a careful watch, but the teachers as well. We are to be role models for students and if they overhear us talking they will think that it is okay to say these types of things. I have noticed however that student’s language and name calling have gotten worse over the years as I have grown up myself. When I was growing up, students in my class used words such as dork to call someone a name. We did get in trouble for name calling; however dork is the last word that I hear come out of a student’s mouth when calling someone a name. The indecency of name calling has progressively gotten worse throughout the years. The name calling all depends on how the teacher reacts to it and what is tolerated in the classroom. I believe that name calling should not be tolerated in any classroom even if the student means it as a joke. It is hurtful and will make the other students uncomfortable in your classroom setting. As a future educator I would like my classroom to be a place of respect and a place where students can come and be open about any subject with questions or insights they may have learned.

  24. Dave Byma
    on Nov 15th, 2010
    @ 9:19 pm

    I am currently a student at Trinity and I have been placed so far in three different placements and I have not hear a student use a cuss word yet. When I think of a student cussing my first reaction is that the media is using the words in their movies and television shows. I also believe that parents and friends have an influence on the use of what words students use. Sometimes students hear a word and repeat it because it sounds cool and they don’t know the context. This is a problem this is where we need to talk to the student and explain to them that it is not appropriate for the students. I have noticed that over the years it has gone from name calling such as jerk and dork to cussing at students, sometimes to fit in and they don’t know what they are saying. I have heard teachers cuss before. I think before we can work on the students language we as teachers need to make sure that our own language is appropriate for school and that we are a good example for the students we are going to teach. We can’t tell the students not to do something and then in the teachers lounge use a cuss word in conversation. If a student hears us cuss and we say don’t use those words to them they will just say “but you use it” and then we have no right to tell them what to say and not say. In my future class I will be a place where everyone will have respect for each other.

  25. Melanie Lawrence
    on Nov 15th, 2010
    @ 10:27 pm

    I am a student at Trinity Christian College, and I have had two high school placements so far. In both schools, I have heard a lot of bad language from the students. Of course, these students were a lot older than first graders, but it is the same idea. Our culture is becoming more and more accepting of cuss words, especially at a younger age. When I hear middle schoolers and junior high schoolers cussing and using bad language, I get very disturbed. There is no reason that these young children should be using cuss words or should even be exposed to these words. I believe that the reason young children are cussing is because they are being exposed to it through media. It is hard to find a movie or a song these days that does not have foul language. If the children are hearing it in movies and in music, they might think that it is okay to say. They might even be hearing it from their parents or older siblings. When the students use foul language in school, they should be reprimanded. They need to know that it is not acceptable and shouldn’t be used in school. Once they learn that it should not be used in school, maybe they will stop using it altogether.

  26. Jamie King
    on Nov 16th, 2010
    @ 12:03 am

    Hello, My name is Jamie and I am a student at Trinity. This post illuminates the sad reality of today’s society. Foul language is what is “in.” Children think that by cursing they sound tough, intimidating and cool. My father (who is a junior high principal) and I were talking just the other day about how the language in schools is getting out of hand. He told me how back 10 or 15 years ago he would have kids who said words like crap or stupid sitting in his office. Now those words are almost encouraged. It is sad that children are exposed to such vulgarity at such an early age. They hear their parents saying it, their favorite music and television shows are using these words left and right and their older brothers and sisters are saying it as well. It is almost like these children have no other choice but to incorporate this language into their vocabulary. What really gets me, however, is the language that teachers use as well. I have been placed in three different settings so far and in each of them, I have heard the teacher, or and aide curse. What kind of example are they setting for their students? This is a real problem. How can we ask our students to keep their language clean, when their teachers’ mouths are just as vulgar as theirs? In order to solve this problem I believe we need to start at the top and work our way down.

  27. Ashley
    on Nov 16th, 2010
    @ 12:28 am

    I am currently a student at Trinity Christian Collge and I am a Special Education major. My professor asked me to comment on of the articles on your site. I think I have to completly agree with it! Even as a young adult I hear swear words used so commonly its astounding. It is even used in daily conversations with friends and even strangers. I remember growing up and getting in trouble for saying “This sucks” in gym class, and i remember being asked to leave class and go talk to my teacher of what i just said. It’s just so different that when we hear a swear or anything on T.V it doesn’t even phase me. Its on of those things that are almost expected from it. It makes me nervous how worse it might be as I become a teacher.

  28. pete post
    on Nov 17th, 2010
    @ 7:51 am

    Interesting how many of my students, given the choice, were drawn to this article. Might say something about how intriguing it is to learn about other’s responses to foul language – kind of like “gapers block” at car wrecks. Even the evolution of the word f “bomb” might say something about our inner motivation towards disasters or naughtiness.
    By the way – thanks for responsing so faithfully to my student’s contributions (would love to see some of them teaching for you someday).

  29. Raymond
    on Oct 16th, 2011
    @ 3:14 pm

    I have been reading the posts, and I definitely concur with what Tom said.

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