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Wednesday January 31, 2007

Side Bar: Apparently it’s not PC to say “Indian-Style” when referencing sitting cross-legged on the floor. Have you heard of this? I was in a meeting today in one of our conference rooms that has beanbags and couches and whatnot instead of tables and chairs, some people were sitting on the floor– and somebody used the term “Criss-cross applesauce”. I don’t have kids, and don’t really have that much interaction with kids and have, literally, never heard this term. Almost everyone in the room thought I was crazy — most of them have/know children.

Apparently, I have some pop-cultural brushing-up to do. Criss-cross applesauce?

4 Responses to Wednesday January 31, 2007

  1. iflash January 31, 2007 at 4:17 pm #

    criss cross applesause, snip snap, hands in your lap.  I say it about 200 times a day.  I don’t understand why we say it now, but that’s what I was taught. 

  2. ChiquitaQ January 31, 2007 at 7:06 pm #

    I actually have heard that… We’re so “politically correct” these days! 

    And I love the rules. 

  3. amenmom February 2, 2007 at 1:01 pm #

    Let me tell you, being the parent of a pre-schooler today is an eye opener. You remember the song “Jesus Loves the Little Children” ? Remember the line that goes, “Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight” ? Imagine my surprise when Abby came home singing “Every child in every land, Jesus holds them in his hand” instead. Granted, more PC, but you can’t change a song about Jesus! Who made this up? Is there a committee or something?  

  4. CMartinw4 February 3, 2007 at 7:42 pm #

    I will continue to sit “Indian Style” and I will always sing about Jesus and the little Red and Yellow, Black and White little dumplin’s!!!!  And…..I do not intentionally mean to insult anyone.  Sorry, but some things are just not mean to be PC all the time.

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