Meep. A word we all know and treasure as spoken by the inimitable Beaker (that long-necked scientist’s assistant from the Muppet Show, always the right-hand “man” of Dr Bunsen Honeydew).
However, according to the Salem News and other sources, schools are now threatening their students/learners/scholars/pupils (what does one call them nowadays?) with immediate suspension should they utter the muppety statement at school. Sure, I agree — don’t misuse the word for the work of chaos and anarchy to disrupt ordinary school processes — but don’t ban it!? From the article:
“It’s really not about the word in particular,” Murray said. “The reason for the message (was) a group of students were instructed to refrain from that language and other language in a particular part of the building.”
But you knew that already!