The “Yuck List”

I blame the lawyers and the politicians for our failure to communicate

Over 20+ years, my high school students and I compiled the “Yuck List”, designed to help kids learn to avoid the all-too-common Foot-in-Mouth Disease. A year-end assessment required the senior Journalism kids to compose an essay using as many of these nasty words/phrases/names as possible. John Belushi’s Bluto from “Animal House” always presided over the proceedings. Photo: Author’s archives