Monday, January 08, 2007

Dubious Honor

And the word of the year is.... Plutoed.
"Plutoed" was chosen 2006's Word of the Year by the American Dialect Society at its annual meeting Friday.

To "pluto" is "to demote or devalue someone or something," much like what happened to the former planet last year when the General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union decided Pluto didn't meet its definition of a planet.
In this age of scripted curricula and ever-increasing levels of micromanagement by nitwits-in-the-guise-of-school-administrators, many public school teachers just might regards themselves as having been "Plutoed" for the past few years...

On a more academic note, here's our suggestion for next Word of the Year: "NCLB'd", which we define as, "When a boss gives a low-ranking employee an unacheivable goal and then holds those teachers low-ranking employees 'accountable' for not achieving that goal while exempting themselves from any accountability whatsoever."

It's kinda like what this Plutocrat individual does for a job sinecure, when she's not on yet another sight-seeing junket paid for by the U.S. taxpayer.
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