Tuesday, November 17, 2009

To Meep Or Not To Meep

A friend of my human roommate let us know about a news article she had read abot the word "meep." Here are a few on the same subject:

One Person’s “Meep!” Is Another’s Poison

‘Meep’ controversy continues online

What's wrong with 'meep'? It's all in how you say it

Mass. principal bans students from saying 'Meep!'

Danvers High School says students can’t say ‘meep’

And so on...

I admit a certain narcissistic pride in a big fuss made about my name. But it gets tiresome hearing humans repeatedly say "Meep." My human roommate, for example, has been known to "meep" until I just want to claw her.

I think that the Danvers High School principal has made matters much worse by calling the word "meep" to everyone's attention. If he had really wanted to end it's appeal to the student population, he would have requesting that all adults working in the school system would "meep" at various intervals. Then it would no longer be cool to the students.