Frazz by Jef Mallett for April 19, 2013

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    seyleigh  about 9 years ago

    What’s wrong with his attitude? He’s only a decent handful. It’s not like he’s brought a gun to class!

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    Varnes  about 9 years ago

    Smartest slacker in the school…..

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    TheSkulker  about 9 years ago

    he hasn’t learned yet that you can’t win an argument with Caulfield.

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    Milessio  about 9 years ago

    It must be time for Principal Spaetzel to have Caulfield taught calculus, Latin, the Classics etc. Give him something hard & useful to learn, rather than time to be ‘smart’.

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    jandlcoon  about 9 years ago

    We use a lot of Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes in English, especially in medical terminology and scientific classifications, so it could be useful to someone like Caufield. I can even imagine him reading primary sources from the first century in Latin just for fun—because he can!

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    rshive  about 9 years ago

    Up until about 1960, Latin was a required subject in our rural PA high school (and many others). Being a dead language that never changes, words mean exactly what they always meant. Unlike say English, which is always evolving.

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    jessegooddoggy  about 9 years ago

    Caufield wins again!!!! Love this kid!!

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    DutchUncle  about 9 years ago

    Caulfield needs to go to Stuyvesant or Bronx Science or his local “magnet school” where he’ll meet other kids who are smarter than he is. Our society spends all kinds of money training people to play games that need lots of people and lots of equipment and cause lots of injuries; but the bigger bang for the buck is making sure people like Caulfield wind up using their brains to create and invent and improve society.

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    Stephen Gilberg  about 9 years ago

    Caulfield could wind up like that genius in “3 Idiots.”

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    James_s_henry Premium Member about 9 years ago

    You got that right !

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    Pipe Tobacco Premium Member about 9 years ago

    I suggest very strongly that your thought of Latin being useless is wrong. Anyone who pursues a career in the sciences or health professions will benefit GREATLY from having had formal training in Latin and/or Greek. Most of the terms learned in those disciplines are based upon Latin and Greek. Instead of learning a bunch of what appear to be “meaningless syllables”… when a person learns technical terms of science AFTER knowing some basic Latin and/or Greek…. these “meaningless syllables” actually now have meaning and value and the task of learning these terms is far, far more successful.

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    patcrs  about 9 years ago

    Caulfield is a good kid that loves to give his teachers a hard time.

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    Demmiaa  about 9 years ago

    wrong name have you.

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    le-roy  about 9 years ago

    The vigorous defense of studying Latin here surprises me – in a good way. Probably just the Frazz demographic.

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    lmonteros  about 9 years ago

    Unfortunately, when you enter the workforce, bosses don’t care how smart or talented or clever you are, or even how good you work habits are and what you accomplish. All they care about is the superficial attitude.

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    hippogriff  about 9 years ago

    Night-Gaunt49: Massacres, both then and now, were fairly rare. However, murder, horse-whipping, and other abuse of teachers were quite common. ˇhe mind-set, if not action, of this attitude is demonstrated in the recent news out of Kaufman County Texas.

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    lukastt  about 9 years ago

    laugh out loud.

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    hippogriff  about 9 years ago

    Night-Gaunt49: They have been covered more. In the old days, it depended on how close it happened to how much coverage it got. The massacres of Socialist youth by a neo-Quisling wouldn’t have been covered at all in the US. Now the slogan is “If it bleeds, it leads” wherever in the world the bleeding happens. A principle of history is not to assume that everyone, everywhere, has always been just like us. Previously, massacres required large forces because of the reload rate of missile weapons. It was only since WW-I that one person could create a massacre – the whole purpose behind magazine limits.

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    ReneTray  about 9 years ago

    Can’t do it in some states. If allowed parents must signed a consent form AND there must be a witness or witnesses.

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    ReneTray  about 9 years ago

    Medical sciences still finds it useful. Biology. Botany.

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    ReneTray  about 9 years ago

    Of course military schools can do an attitude adjustment for him

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