"Aww CRAP!"

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  1. Pi-R-Squared

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    I have had a couple of male students say this when they miss a math problem or drop something on the floor. I think it's just bad habit but I don't really know it this statement is a terribly bad thing to say. They aren't cursing but also aren't saying stuff like, "aww man!!!" I have continued to ignore it. Do any students do this in your classroom?
     
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    *I* say it in my classroom. And I'm really strict on cursing in the room. "crap" isn't any worse than "poop" in my book. But "$hit" is bad. Go figure.
     
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    i dont recall, but i would probably just ask them to use more appropriate language--i do agree that is it not cursing. maybe tie it into when they are in the professional field?
     
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    I say crap sometimes too. Doesn't bother me in the least if they do it colloquially. If it shows up in their writing, that's a different story :)
     
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    I would praise Jesus if "crap" was the worst word that came out of my students' mouths. This is no big deal in my opinion.
     
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    I am not a fan of phrases like that, although I agree it isn't cussing necessarily, I always wonder what the intent behind it is.

    I feel the same about the phrase "What the...?" Nothing necessary after "the". What MIGHT have come there? I really dislike hearing young children use that one. Is an f-bomb next?

    In my room, I had taboo phrases, and both of those were on it. Just things I didn't like to hear.
     
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    I would make sure that they're not saying it to be disruptive first. (i.e. intentionally dropping things on the floor to yell it out loud)
     
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    I teach kinder, if I heard this we would be discussing words you don't say at school. I also don't like the "What the......! " For older kids in MS and HS something totally different.
     
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    I teach middle school, and that is something that I occasionally say. To be honest, that wouldn't elicit any response from me if I heard it from a student.
     
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    Right?!? :p
     
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    I say crap myself. As long as it isn't a cuss word, I don't bat an eye.
     
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    "Crudbunnies" is my mild oath of choice, including in here. I have no idea where I got it.
     
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    5th grade and up, I can live with the word "crap", and I would let it go.
     
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    I sometimes wonder why teachers think the professional world is some kind of curse-free environment.

    Professionals don't curse extremely frequently, but it's hardly uncommon either. The only professions which might not curse are...hmmm... teaching and clergy? :D
     
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    I don't believe teachers think that the professional world is a curse-free environment, but there are times in the professional world that cursing would be deemed unprofessional. Unless you know the culture of the community in which you work, it would most likely be unprofessional to curse in front of your manager while in a meeting (which is comparable to classroom time). Some places it might be ok, but isn't it better to teach students to err on the side of caution rather than having to break the habit of cursing and losing respect of the superiors.

    I don't believe the only professions which might not curse are teaching and clergy (have heard both curse). I do think that knowing when it may possibly be acceptable is important. Most professions I know of don't curse in many professional situations such as with clients, or in a meeting with a manager (unless the culture of the workplace has already dictated its appropriateness). Sometimes even if the manager was to curse in a meeting it doesn't mean the attendees of the meeting have the same allowance.

    I just think that the proper way to act in a professional environment is to not curse. That is what should be taught.
     
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    In my opinion, all professional fields should aim to be a curse free environment, that is what makes it professional field. Am I saying accidents don't happen, no. However, my job is to make sure my students are prepared to be successful and to me, part of that is learning how to code switch and learn what language is appropriate in what settings, especially in the professional world.

    Just to clarify , I do not think crap is a curse
     
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    :lol: Agreed.
     

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