Connecticut School Bans the Phrase “Hump Day”

    October 5, 2013
    Lindsay McCane
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Geico is famous for it’s original and, at times, annoying commercials. The most recent camel commercial with the infamous “hump day” phrase, has recently caused some problems at a Connecticut middle school.

The Vernon Center Middle School has now banned the phrase from being used by students after students have increasingly started using the phrase, not just on Wednesday, but everyday.

“Everybody’s walking around in the hallways and saying it’s hump day in that weird voice,” said Brooke Lewis, who is a student at the middle school. “Sometimes it’s the counting down to when it is.”

The superintendent, Dr. Mary P. Conway, told reporters that a group of sixth grade boys were using the phrase so much that it was becoming a disruption to the class. Other students have said that their classmates have been sent to the principals office for quoting the commercial. However, Dr. Conway says that this isn’t a district, or even school-wide issue. She says that the teachers are just wanting to “nip it in the bud” before it gets even more out of hand.

Some parents agree with the teachers, however think that there are more important things that they could be concerned about .

“OK, that’s getting out of hand,” said Mick Ruggiero, a parent from Vernon. “Just keep it to Wednesdays and we’ll be all right. I think it’s all kind of silly,” Ruggiero continued. “I think there’s bigger things to take care of in middle schools than that.”

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  • http://newbizshop.com Derek

    So much for free speach. Is this still America?

  • George

    It’s hump day; don’t you know that for a camel every day is hump day.

  • George

    In school, it could get out of control. As for the commercial; I think it’s one of GEICO”S Best! School kids could be doing worse things than chanting IT’S HUMP DAY. Teachers should be able to control their students.

  • Jim Moses

    Apparently this is the first time a catch phrase ever became popular in Connecticut. Or perhaps the school administration forgot about the even more annoying and illiterate “fer sure,” “well, duh!” “it’s like….,” “absolutely” (a favorite among teens and challenged adults alike), “awesome,” “dude!” “dy-no-mite!” and the old favorite among the politically elite “read my lips.” I thought freedom of speech was only restricted in Texas and North Carolina.

  • Janice

    I think it’s hillarious. People these days should get their minds out of the gutter. As far back as I can remember the phrase “ITS HUMP DAY” has been around. No one took it as a sexual motivation thing. It is just about the middle of the work week when you have reached the mid section of your schedule. I hope it stays on for a long time.

  • Patricia Kent

    If this is all the kids are saying then lighten up. There are more important things to be concerned about such as bullying and killings that have occurred in schools.

  • Heather

    From a students point of view, “Hump day” is annoying. Try getting your work done when every other person is yelling hump day. Teachers can’t do anything about it without getting in trouble themselves. It really is a distraction. Yes in America we have free speech, but technically “Hump Day” is NOT illegal. I think that catchphrases can be good, but not when they disturb everyone else.