Thread: remembering stuff they banned back in school

    • 12 years 8 months ago
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    ALL electronics were banned from my high school. Even if a student kept an offending device in his/her locker for an entire day, if the dean or principal caught someone using a cell phone or CD player while leaving the building at the end of the day, he/she would face diciplinary action. I almost had my discman confiscated on a few occasions. And, yes, this was a Catholic School.


    And, although this was not in a learning institution, Tomogotchis were banned from my summer camp.
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      • 12 years 8 months ago
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      Quote by TheWickedMan
      ALL electronics were banned from my high school. Even if a student kept an offending device in his/her locker for an entire day, if the dean or principal caught someone using a cell phone or CD player while leaving the building at the end of the day, he/she would face diciplinary action. I almost had my discman confiscated on a few occasions. And, yes, this was a Catholic School.


      And, although this was not in a learning institution, Tomogotchis were banned from my summer camp.


      Define "offending."
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        • 12 years 8 months ago
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        Quote by mr3urious


        Define "offending."


        Offending--adj. 1 causing offense to or resentment in. 2 displeasing. 3 illegal.

        I just didn't feel like using the words "banned" or "electronics" more than once in back-to-back sentences. A varied vocabulary makes for a more interesting read.
          • 12 years 7 months ago
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          This is post digging, but they banned big johnson shirts (though some kids still got away with them), coed naked shirts, belly/half shirts, cd's with parental advisory stickers (though everyone got away with bringing them in anyway), and there was a kid who had a steve austin shirt back in 1998 (the Other side Jackass!) shirt, and they made him put tape over the "jackass"!
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            • 12 years 7 months ago
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            pokemon cards and yo-yos
              • 12 years 7 months ago
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              Quote by nachtjager
              Ah, I didn't mean it like that, man. I was just lettin ya know others played it on here. We had 'em here in the US too, though I don't know which side of the pond had em first


              i know this is way old, but i believe that pogs started in hawaii... they would use the cardboard pieces under the glass milk bottle caps... im not sure what they would use for slammers though.. probably quarters... i would love to see a revival...
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                • 12 years 7 months ago
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                Gameboys, pokemon cards, and now ipods and cell phones it's horrible
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                  • 12 years 7 months ago
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                  Pokemon Cards, Beanie Babies, Yo-Yo's
                    • 12 years 7 months ago
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                    in middle school when south park came out the shirts with kyle saying "kick ass" were banned. Someone in my gym class wore one and the gym teacher made him turn it inside out. This same gym teacher also sold tshirts at Eminem concerts. Go figure. Yo-yo's were also banned.

                    Cards were banned in high school bc they promoted gambling.

                    toys guns and weapons were banned in elementary school. Stuffed animals/footballs/basketballs...etc were allowed but only during recees.

                    The elementary school I work at now doesnt allow Gameboys unless u go to the afterschool program which is a life saver for us who work there. Give a kid a game boy and they're quiet for hours.
                      • 12 years 7 months ago
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                      I remember when I was in 4th grade, they cracked down on the boys who had X-Men trading cards, cause the women looked too seductive, plus teachers who didn't know what they were, just saw the letter x in the title. None of us ever thought that, we were all just like....awsome X-Men!. Oh well.
                        • 12 years 7 months ago
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                        Oh my word! I got the biggest kick out of reading through this thread! I can't believe how much stuff got banned! Totally not cool. I went to school in Germany, and we didn't really haved anything that was banned. We weren't allowed to wear hats during class, and we weren't allowed to have cell phones or tamagotchis switched on during class, but that's all I can really remember.
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                          • 12 years 7 months ago
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                          Pokemon and marble trading beacause children were cheating and doing unfair trades which was leading to tears in the eyes.
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                            • 12 years 7 months ago
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                            Quote by nachtjager
                            Quote by escorpión.
                            Pokemon and marble trading beacause children were cheating and doing unfair trades which was leading to tears in the eyes.


                            Quite the wordsmith

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                              • 12 years 6 months ago
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                              Our school had a variety of banned things over the course of time. Various clothing, most of which has already been mentioned. Those cat-call whistles that were small platics tubes that some kids choked on. Vicks inhalers. Hot cinnamon flavored toothpicks. I'm sure there was much more.
                                • 12 years 6 months ago
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                                Remeber those slap on bracelets that had the simpsons or any popular television show on them, well when the stickers peeled of the were razor sharp, you could do some damage so they were outta there.
                                  • 12 years 6 months ago
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                                  Quote by Edymnion
                                  Quote by Jesus_crysus
                                  i hate skool so much they always took the fun away like banning stuff
                                  like pogs, pokemom cards, yu gi oh cards, crazy bones, gameboys, sport cards(basketball,baseball,etc.)Super hero cards
                                  You know, this will probably earn me instant hatred, but...

                                  It was SCHOOL. You were there to LEARN, not play, not to put on a fashion show. If you wanted to play cards and compare clothes, you should have been doing that after school. Not to mention things like pokemon cards and gameboys have a bad habit of getting stolen, which creates an even bigger interruption with the school, and you can see where I'm going with this.

                                  We went to school to learn, to be taught. Nowhere in the job description does it include "goof off and impress everybody else with your cool new stuff". It happens, but its not actually part of what going to school is about.


                                  i TOTALLY agree with you!

                                  but its still fun to talk about what was banned in school

                                  i remember slap braclets being banned (kids were taking the coverings off and slitting their wrists........they say)

                                  pokemon was getting frown apon when i reached high-school (i went to a crazy christian high-school and they banned it because the pokemon were like little demons you could control........eeeeeeevilllllll ooooooo)
                                    • 12 years 6 months ago
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                                    garbage pail kids were banned
                                    pop rocks were banned
                                      • 12 years 6 months ago
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                                      Quote by Woraug
                                      Lets see, when I last went to school they had banned:

                                      Shirts from sites like tshirtsthatsuck.com
                                      Book binders
                                      Backpacks in class
                                      Earrings bigger than a 12 gauge (pissed me off, considering my smallest piercing is an 8 gauge)
                                      Any piercing other than an earring
                                      ANY electronic device in class. (With the exception of medical items)
                                      Tattoo's. Any tattoo that was visible had to be covered in an approved method (not an item, but still stupid)
                                      Wallet chains
                                      Chokers
                                      Spiked braclets
                                      Skateboards
                                      Overcoats
                                      Hats of any kind (which was rediculus, this one girl was in chemo and wasn't allowed to wear a hat)

                                      There was a bunch more things, but I can't think of them right now.


                                      Jesus christ if you mo-fos went to my grade school I'd have thought i woke up in hell!
                                      What the hell are you kids wearing? This is insane when you read it, mate.
                                        • 12 years 6 months ago
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                                        Man Tattoo hate is the worst i m covered so it really erks me, teachers love that shit though at least in college they do.
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                                        Quote by Woraug
                                        Lets see, when I last went to school they had banned:

                                        Shirts from sites like tshirtsthatsuck.com
                                        Book binders
                                        Backpacks in class
                                        Earrings bigger than a 12 gauge (pissed me off, considering my smallest piercing is an 8 gauge)
                                        Any piercing other than an earring
                                        ANY electronic device in class. (With the exception of medical items)
                                        Tattoo's. Any tattoo that was visible had to be covered in an approved method (not an item, but still stupid)
                                        Wallet chains
                                        Chokers
                                        Spiked braclets
                                        Skateboards
                                        Overcoats
                                        Hats of any kind (which was rediculus, this one girl was in chemo and wasn't allowed to wear a hat)

                                        There was a bunch more things, but I can't think of them right now.


                                        Jesus christ if you mo-fos went to my grade school I'd have thought i woke up in hell!
                                        What the hell are you kids wearing? This is insane when you read it, mate.
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                                          • 12 years 4 months ago
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                                          yeah I'll wake the dead on that of the slap bands.

                                          I guess that they didn't want to see people slap each other on the wrists.

                                          Wussies, I mean c'mon, It's not like they're gonne smack'em hard


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