It’s true that education should prepare children for the future, but isn’t it a bit too soon for these eighth graders to know about dirty jokes?
A Shanghai company recently came under fire for publishing an elaborate dirty joke in homework booklets. It was understood that the booklets were meant for the students to complete during the winter break, and that’s how the eighth graders at the SMIC Private School in Pudong, China came across this joke.
Here’s the joke.
“There was a little boy whose mother was about to have a baby. One day the little boy walked in and saw his mother naked, he asked his mother what was the hair in between her legs? She responded, ‘It’s my washcloth.’
“Weeks later after the mother had the baby, the young boy walked in on his mother again, but while she was in the hospital the doctor shaved her pubic hair, and the boy asked his mother: ‘What happened to your washcloth?’ The mother responded, ‘I lost it.’
“The little boy, trying to be helpful, set out to find his mother’s washcloth. A few days later the little boy went running to his mother yelling and screaming, ‘I found your washcloth!’ The mother thinking that the child was just playing went along with the boy and asked, ‘Where did you find it?’ The boy answered, ‘The maid has it and she’s washing daddy’s face with it.’”
A few lines were even provided below the paragraph so that the students could write down their thoughts. We wonder what were the student’s answers.
Needless to say, the parents quickly pointed this out to the school after realising what their children had been reading. The school immediately issued an apology statement admitting that they have failed to screen the workbooks thoroughly. Two staff members were given serious warnings and demerits in this incident.
It was later revealed that the booklet was published by a company called Shanghai Dongfang Laser Education Culture Co, which was awarded a license to sell books but not to publish them. This blunder cost the company its license and it was fined 115,000 Yuan (approx. RM70,800).
Shanghaiist reported that 500 copies of this booklet were illegally printed and all of them were confiscated.
Well, we’re not sure what the students felt after reading the joke, but we’re sure someone at the company is at least getting a warning letter!
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