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Re: The word "Gay"


From: The Austin's (whest177_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Mar 16 2002 - 06:59:29 PST

I do what elementary teachers do - I have them brainstorm lists of words
that mean the same thing, then I ban the "over-used" word. The kids think
it's cool to have new words that nobody else is using and I get to eliminate
words that could be potentially offensive to some people without making a
big deal about it.

> Some of my students use the word "gay" - meaning not to cool.. how does
> everyone - teachers- respond to this?

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