---Alice Abrams

Monday, February 04, 2008

But Can Johnny Read???

Mrs. Jones, may I have your permission to let one rip???

Middle school issues ban on intentional flatulence
By Holly S. Anderson VillageSoup/Knox County Times Senior Reporter

CAMDEN (Feb 1): The Merriam Webster Dictionary definition for flatulence is brief: "flatus expelled through the anus." And while it's a natural bodily function, it seems some Camden-Rockport Middle School eighth-grade boys are taking it to new heights and making a game of seeing who can expel the loudest and grossest flatus.

According to this week's Fire Cracker school newsletter though, the joke's on the boys as the penalty for "intentional farting" is now a detention.
"Strange, but true, thanks to a bunch of 8th grade boys, intentional farting has been banned from CRMS," the newsletter said. "It started out as a funny joke and eventually turned into a game. This is the first rule at CRMS that prevents the use of natural bodily functions. The penalty for intentional farting is a detention, so keep it to yourself!"

According to a group of seventh-grade students milling around downtown following Friday's storm-related early release, the eighth-graders' escapades are well known in the school.
"They would do it in science class and other places," said Jordan Tyler. "It's a natural occurrence and we all do it 16 times a day." At least, Jordan is good in math!


Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

sigh... i guess boys will be boys???

smiles, bee

Odat said...

so what's next for the detention sheet? sneezing? coughing? Give me a break!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Oh my Gracie. I didn't need to know this. I really didn't honey. :)

Jungle Mom said...

Sounds like ...boys! LOL!

vic said...

The world has gone mad! Better out than in!

Desert Songbird said...

Bee's right - boys will be boys. Only middle schoolers would think of something like this.

david santos said...

Hello, Gracie!
Excellent posting.
boys will be boys.
Have a good weekend