My second grader came home from school the other day and reported to me that in some of the older elementary grades, the classroom teachers forbid their students to use the word "fun". I was astonished, and discovered upon further inquiry that the reason the word "fun" has been expelled from some classrooms is two-fold. The first reason is that the older students are gearing up for middle school, so it's time for them to become serious students who are serious about their educations. The other reason is that "fun" is a highly over-used word and the students need to become more articulate and precise in their use of the English language.
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