Stockade the violence

This is really getting ridiculous. 

We need to place one of these on the front lawn of every middle and high school in Guilford County… and we need to use it.  It is time to try a little public humiliation because whatever namby-pamby measures we currently have in place are obviously not working.

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8 Comments

  1. Dr. Language
    Posted March 29, 2006 at 7:33 am | Permalink

    Dr. Language concurs with the general sentiment, though he does not endorse the specific punishment.

    A “stockade,” however, is “A defensive barrier made of strong posts or timbers driven upright
    side by side into the ground,” or “a similar fenced or enclosed area, especially one used for protection,”
    or “a jail on a military base.”

    What your illustration shows are “stocks,” which are increasingly being called a “stockade”
    by unlettered members of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

    Dr. Language knows that you understand the importance of correct usage, and thanks you
    for allowing your web log to be an instrument of teaching said usage!

  2. jwg
    Posted March 29, 2006 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

    aka: Pillory

  3. Posted March 29, 2006 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

    Ooooh! I wanna party with Dr. Language. He’s into lingo and his verbage is bright and, well, almost SUNNY!

  4. Chris
    Posted March 29, 2006 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    Chris would like to know if Dr. Language got anything meaningful from the article.
    Maybe the four of us could get together and talk about it.

  5. j
    Posted March 29, 2006 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

    Go to to grimsley

  6. Posted March 29, 2006 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    “High Point police Chief Jim Fealy and Guilford Superintendent Terry Grier clashed last year over how to handle fights at High Point’s schools.â€?

    I would like to know what the “clash� was about. How would Grier handle these problems? From his past solutions to problems I’ll just bet his recommendations would be a costly!

    However I agree with David. This is another reason for Neighborhood Schools where neighbors know and the parents are held to account for their childrens behavior.

  7. Posted March 30, 2006 at 6:10 am | Permalink

    If memory serves, the clash was because Dr. Grier felt that HP police’s response to a campus melay was a bit over the top. I think they sent in 30 cops, 2 Abrams tanks and a helicoptor gun ship to subdue 10 students – or something like that.

    BTW Brenda – I don’t read where my idea is “another reason for neighborhood schools”. Stocks would work equally well for kids across the street and kids bussed from across town.

    Dr. Language – Thank you. “Stock the Violence” would have been a better title if I had only checked with you first.

  8. Dr. Language
    Posted March 30, 2006 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    Dr. Language likes to help, David!

    Dr. Language also likes to party, jw, and is so hip that he does not object to the use of “party”
    as a verb, so long as his fellow revellers do not collocate “party” with “hardy” in the course
    of their merry-making.

    Rather, Dr. Language prefers to “party heartily”!