"Boobies" get banned in Fairmont
Officials have banned the word "boobies" from apparel in schools in Fairmont, deeming it offensive -- even if it's being used to promote breast cancer awareness.
The non-profit Keep A Breast sells rubber bracelets emblazoned with the slogan "I heart boobies" for $3.99 apiece on its website. They've become a hit with the same 18-and-under crowd that embraced Livestrong bracelets and Silly Bandz.
But Fairmont High School principal Lynn Manske banned the boobies when they popped up in classrooms last spring, and after a wild summer free to shout their love for boobies from every rooftop, her students have returned to school and the ban.
Manske called "boobies" a "slang word" that is distracting the students in her district's three schools.
"Boobies" have also become persona non-grata at schools in California, Washington and South Dakota.
But here's the best part of the turmoil: We get to hear buttoned-up school administrators across the country saying "boobies" on the national news.