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Oh, Meep! High School Principal Bans Nonsensical Word

Danvers High School Principal Thomas Murray was not amused - I repeat, not amused - when kids in his school started saying the word "meep." Anyone caught uttering or displaying the word of choice of Beaker, the orange-haired muppet from The Muppet Show, will be - gasp - suspended!

It's no surprise that using bad language in school can get you into hot water. But "meep"?

Danvers High parents recently got an automated call from the principal warning them that if students say or display the word "meep" at school, they could face suspension.

Meep doesn't mean much, unless you are Beaker — the hapless, orange-haired assistant to Dr. Bunsen Honeydew on "The Muppet Show."

While meep may be nonsense, what it represented was no laughing matter to the high school's administration. High school Principal Thomas Murray said students were using it and other words to disrupt school in a particular part of the building on Cabot Road.

http://www.salemnews.com/punews/local_story_313233045.html | Article at ABC News | Apparently, you can't even email the word "meep" to him, but one presumes that "Bork, bork, bork" is still safe.


This is just like the "Recess" episode where the kids get in trouble for making up "Whomps", an imaginary swear word. Life imitates art...

Man this whomps! Meep!
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For some reason, I really thought that by the time my kid got into school, it would be a really cool place to be. Lately I'm amazed at how uncool it's become.
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One day in class someone stuck up their middle finger and said "bing!" ( which is why I am still laughing everytime I see the commercial). Soon "bing!" became the phrase and we all knew what it meant. Soon the teachers also knew and it was unofficially banned to say it in class. So I can understand why "meep" would get banned. Life moves on if only in circles. :p
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So you can take any random word, use it as a substitute for "fuck", and then get the word banned? Interesting, they should start to say "Murray" or "Danvers".
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What a stupid principle. All the students have to do is invent a new nonsense word, or repurpose a real word (Belgium!). He can't ban every sound, and even if he tries they can invent gestures, or written symbols, and declare them to mean whatever they want. He has started a battle he can't possibly win. Seriously, he should be fired because he will now never be able to enforce discipline in the school, and more seriously he should have realised that.
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principal == absolute power at high school

absolute power corrupts absolutely

students unite! you have nothing to lose but your meeping chains!
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Surely it's about being REALLY annoying rather than any thoughts about it being used as a swear word?
Imagine 25 kids all saying 'meep' ALL the time.
It would drive you CRAZY
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As Calvin said to his dad, "Did you know that you can take a word and make it mean something completely different? Don't you think that's totally spam? It's lubricated! Well, I'm phasing."

Dad: Marvy. Fab. Far out.
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Sponge Bob had an episode regarding "Bad Words" referred to as "Sentence Enhancers". It was hysterical! This principal could be played by the same guy who chased after Ferris Bueller in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Meep! My goodness kid's can be so cruel. They obviously pushed this poor fellow over the edge. What on earth will the "Road Runner" do now? Meep Meep!
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