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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Growing up, many of us were taught to refer to our elders as "ma'am" and "sir," especially if you were raised in the South. However, while some may think of the terms as a polite way to show respect, others find them to be outdated -- and possibly even offensive. Parents Teretha Wilson and McArthur Bryant were shocked to find out that their 10-year-old son, Tamarion, was punished by his fifth-grade teacher at North East Carolina Preparatory School in Tarboro, N.C., because he called her "ma'am." When Tamarion got off the school bus, Wilson said, she could tell something was wrong with him. Then the boy showed his mother a sheet of paper with the word "ma'am" written numerous times, according to WTVD. His teacher asked him to write it, he told his mother, and return it with a parent's signature after he repeatedly called her the word despite being told not to do so.

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"At the end of the day as a father, to feel kind of responsible for that, knowing that I have been raising him and doing the best that I can, it's not acceptable," said Bryant.

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I've taught my son ma'am and sir since he started talking. I think I'd give this teacher the choice between ma'am and bi--h and see which she would choose.

#1 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2018-08-26 08:55 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

I think I'd give this teacher the choice between ma'am and bi--h and see which she would choose.

You spelled "bi--h" wrong.

#2 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-08-26 09:23 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

The fact that the above link has ... View Reactions (4,750) ...

Shows how Idiot America has become such a low brow nation of morons -- this is what get's the attention of everyday Americans and what passes for news.

Not the nation's crappy and deadly healthcare system.

Not the nation's broken education system.

Not our crappy roads and bridges.

Not low wages for decades on end.

Not our police shooting unarmed citizens.

But instead ... a "news" article about some dopey Facebook post about a mediocre 5th grade teacher, which practically breaks the internetz.

America: the land of the free, home of the megamorons.

#3 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-08-26 09:36 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

#2 My bad, P--ch. That better?

#4 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2018-08-26 09:44 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

My bad, P--ch. That better?

#4 | POSTED BY GRACIEAMAZED

You spelled Pinch wrong.

Stop digging, child.

#5 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-08-26 09:48 AM | Reply

--home of the megamorons.

Who "teach" in public schools.

#6 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-08-26 09:52 AM | Reply

Who "teach" in public schools.

#6 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

Teach rhymes with leech ... which is what American megamorons are doing, they're leeching America's IQ down to a nematode level of intelligence.

#7 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-08-26 10:01 AM | Reply

Jeez...incidents like this have been happening for over 50 yrs. Stupid teacher is probably a yankee transplant.

#8 | Posted by Angrydad at 2018-08-26 10:11 AM | Reply

Another fake outrage from the Party of Perpetual Victimhood

They are free to send their little snot to a different private school

#9 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-08-26 10:36 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I should have known.

#10 | Posted by fresno500 at 2018-08-26 08:47 PM | Reply

Winter in Montana tends to get cold and snowy, and the sidewalks tend to get covered in ice. Everyone who lives here slips and falls eventually, its only a matter of time. So last winter, my wife (34 yo at the time) was walking out of a business and onto the sidewalk and slipped at ate ---. A young lady of 18-20 yo was walking nearby and watched her fall. The young lady carefully rushed to my fallen wife, and said "ma'am, are you alright?". The shock and hurt my wife felt at being called ma'am was much more than that of the ice laden concrete. It was her first experience at being called "ma'am". Not relevant to the article, but still funny.

#11 | Posted by horstngraben at 2018-08-26 09:55 PM | Reply

If you're raised that way, by the time you're 10 calling a woman ma'am is pretty much ingrained. You just do it instinctively. He probably said, "yes, ma'am" immediately after being told not to do it, completely unintentionally and without malice. It's one thing to ask that people don't use ma'am when addressing her, but making a big disciplinary issue over it is asinine. This teacher needs to get her priorities straight.

#12 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2018-08-26 10:55 PM | Reply

The teacher's name must be Barbara Boxer.

#13 | Posted by patron at 2018-08-27 09:19 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

--The teacher's name must be Barbara Boxer.

You have a good memory.

#14 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-08-27 09:26 AM | Reply

This is stupid.

#15 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-08-27 09:55 AM | Reply

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