Friday, October 10, 2014

The Names They Choose

12th grade English class. They had a guest speaker. The Marine Staff Sergeant had presented to many of the same students before, so he divided the class into two teams--the group that had heard him speak and the group that hadn't.

He made it into a game. He asked questions that anyone who had heard him speak before would have known the answer to. If they had been paying attention. Because of this, he gave the group who hadn't heard him speak first shot at answers.

The two teams ended up tying.

But that's not why I mention this.

He had the teams name themselves. Team heard-him-speak-before: White Lightning and Black Thunder. The team that hadn't: Ebola Gang.

Where do they come up with these things?

8 comments:

  1. The teenage mind doesn't come up with things to be normal. It comes up with things to be funny (not logical, though).

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  2. The comment above is so true. They think they're being original I guess but all they want to do is shock us. I was just as bad when I was a teenager.

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    1. They didn't get much of a reaction, though. The Marine shrugged it off, and I was sitting in the back where they couldn't see me (although I didn't react anyway).

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  3. I remember my little group of friends always used to call ourselves The Kookaburras, I don't even know why. Until one day when we had to write it down, at which point we became The Cooks, because we could spell that, hehe.

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    1. Cute name. Too bad you couldn't spell it then.

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  4. Teens, well at least some of them, do like to shock adults. Others, pay no attention to anything beyond their immediate life and could easily just think the word sounded cool without any emotions attached.

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  5. Teens love to she the foundations sort of speak. They love to pick names or do things that may leave an adult in disgust or tell them a thing or 2...that is their intention

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  6. I think that was neat how the speaker divided them into 2 groups like that. Got to give them creativity for the names picked; at least it shows they are aware of what is going on in the world, right?

    betty

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