Easter Goes PC In Seattle
Here's reason #412 why I am glad that I reside in Wyoming. We can still call an Easter Egg an Easter Egg.
You know that this was bound to happen sooner or later. Is it just me or are religious holidays of all sorts just fine and dandy as long as they aren't associated with Christianity?
My point would be that a public elementary school in Seattle finds itself with a need to eliminate the word "Easter" from its vocabulary. Take that you wascally wabbit! But fear not, they're still present, only with a catchier name.
A sophomore from a private high school told KIRO Radio's Dori Monson Show that a week before spring break, she decided to volunteer in a third grade class at a public school that she has refused to name. Her project--fill plastic eggs with jelly beans and other goodies. The girl, whose name is Jessica, made sure to receive permission due to what she described as the school's 'abstract behavior rules.'
Long story short--It was fine with the teacher as long as Jessica called them 'spring spheres.' Yeah, 'spring spheres.' I guess 'spring ovals,' though even more politically correct, just didn't have the same ring to it. The story comes with a cute ending, as the children were not fooled one bit and remarked in excitement, 'Wow, Easter Eggs.'
Here's the actual article from Stephanie Klein of MyNorthwest.com.
What's the next US holiday we can pulverize in the name of sparing some innocent non-believer's feelings? C'mon, I'm just looking for reason #413!