Anorak News | Teacher Bans Gay Kookaburra From Primary School Song

Teacher Bans Gay Kookaburra From Primary School Song

by | 2nd, September 2010

GARRY Martin of Le Page Primary School in Melbourne has told his pupils to replace the word “gay” in the song about a Kookaburra sitting in an old gum tree.

Sing up!

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,
Merry merry king of the bush is he.
Laugh, Kookaburra, laugh, Kookaburra,
Gay your life must be!

Filth! You must agree.

Bush” remains in place, but “gay your life must be” becomes “fun your life must be“.

The story goes that Mr Martin wanted to end “the laughter that erupted in the classroom when the children sang the word ‘gay.’

There will be no laughter!

Says Mr Martin:

“Seventy years ago when the song was written ‘gay’ meant you are happy. Nowadays we know it’s got all sorts of different meanings.”

What does it mean, Sir?

“It wasn’t any sort of school policy. It wasn’t me being dictatorial or banning the word. All it was at the time was a behavior management strategy … to stop them giggling.”

All giggles and laughter will be banished.

“I possibly should have stuck with the original and explained that in a tender, caring way.”

Yeah, nothing more wholesome and righteous than turning a song and childish giggling into a lesson on anal sex between consenting adult birds…

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Posted: 2nd, September 2010 | In: Strange But True Comment | TrackBack | Permalink