Our school’s homecoming was this past weekend. To promote it, as they do every year, our Student Government ordered t-shirts and passed them out to Admin and other staff.
Personally, I’m on the “thanksbutnothanks” list. Meaning I missed out on this one:
The Homecoming theme was “Under the Sea”, so the front of the shirt has a shark. But for some reason, the back has a whale tail.
Get it? Whale tail?
Just do a quick search. First thing that pops up (from Urban Dictionary):
Term used to describe the visible part of a thong on a chick’s butt when worn with low rise pants – resembles a whale’s tail
Certain questions arose:
- Are our students able to tell the difference between a shark and a whale?
- If they are, do they understand what a whale tail represents?
- If they do, did they think they’d make fools of our Admin?
- And if they did, were they surprised when the Admin wore the shirts, despite being fully aware of what ‘whale tail’ represents?
Yes, I work for a fun-loving group. 😄
Reportedly, the students who designed the shirt did not — repeat, did NOT — know the meaning behind “whale tail.” And obviously don’t know the difference between a shark’s tail and a whale’s.
Since we run a full service blog here at Feeding on Folly, here’s a brief lesson:
I believe kudos are in order for Adults Who Caught a Pop Culture Reference before the Youth did.
Also, here’s a Thumbs Up 👍 to our Admin, for not taking themselves too seriously, having some fun in the process, and not making an issue where there was no issue to be made. Bravo!
(Though I gotta say, I’m still relieved I didn’t get a shirt.)