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10.03.2013

Northeast School Bans Kids From Saying "Hump Day"



Fox - With over 15 million views, the Geico 'Hump Day' commercial is one of the most memorable commercials to date. But the catch phrase has gone too far, according to one middle school.

You've seen the commercials either on your TV or on YouTube: The Geico commercial with the talking camel excited about what it day it is (hint: it's hump day). Now, students at Vernon Center Middle School in Vernon, Connecticut are banned from saying it.

Brooke Lewis, a student at the school says it's common to hear it in the halls. 

"Everybody's walking around in the hallways and saying its hump day in that weird voice." More.

There is no way this story would have even remotely gotten my attention but for last night. Right around 9:00 p.m., both of the Kids in the House locked on to saying "Hump DAY!" and, although cute for a bit, it went on to the point of almost driving me crazy. They just echoed off one another as they gathered up their things to shut down for night. "Hump DAY!" said one in the kitchen. "Hump DAY!" replied one walking up the stairs.

So while I normally think schools are mini prisons these days with all their rules (good training for some of those hellions, by the way), I totally support this school banning that catch phrase.  I cannot imagine what it's like to have a krillion middle schoolers just beating you down with it all day.