Tuesday, March 13, 2007

How Not to Maintain Dignity in the Classroom

Every UCC teacher knows that Section 2-313 of the Code deals with express warranties in a sales transaction.  As the Official Comments note, these warranties are rightly difficult to disclaim because they go to the basic ******ed terms.  Unfortunately, every time I say the word ******ed, there are ******s in the classroom, despite Karl Llewellyn's obvious endorsement of the term.

Yesterday, I learned there is another completely innocuous and politically neutral adjective not to use in describing an argument:  **********.  With this, there were more than ******s; the entire class broke down into the pedagogical equivalent of ******ing protoplasm.

[Jeff Lipshaw]


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I suspect that the response to cockamamie would be very different in New York, where it is an everyday word, than in Louisiana, where it is probably more exotic.

Posted by: eric | Mar 13, 2007 2:16:12 PM

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