jeweled platypus


saturday, march 06, 2004
hey, pendejo!

glossary of a small public high school in los angeles.

the school-issued food. derogatory.
damn joe
general exclamation. an in-joke designed to piss off teachers (esp. the spanish teacher).
eighth period
mostly whitespace.
morning announcements
lengthy speeches delivered by the principal. provokes groans from students and teachers alike.
the mid-morning 20-minute break.
to the nearby food places for lunch. as in, “you gonna go off?”
news discussion sharply slanted left, in the form of a class.
a free period in which one is assigned to help a teacher grade/file/sweep/etc.
time in the cia
usually a sardonic reference to one of the math teacher’s many embellished anecdotes.
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