In an apparent attempt to redefine the term ‘Politically Correct’, a class of third grade public school students in Seattle partook in an Easter Egg hunt (with those little plastic Easter egg shells that hide candy or little toys inside of them), yet the teacher in charge of the activity decided to change the name of the objects from Easter Eggs to ‘Spring Spheres’.
Fail #1: Trying to redefine an Easter Egg as something else is the epitome of political correctness run amok. Just call the thing what it is: an Easter Egg. And guess what? None of the kids were “fooled” into calling the plastic toys spring spheres.
Fail #2: Eggs are not spheres. They are oblate spheroids. Less accurately, they could be described as ovals, which is closer to correct than the term spheres.
Fail #3: Why are Easter Egg/Spring Sphere hunts happening in public schools? Clearly, these teachers and children could be spending their time more wisely, for example, learning about shapes. Why not turn this into a real learning experience for the children? So many people think the Earth is a sphere, where it too is actually an oblate spheroid. The kids should be learning about why globes of the Earth are represented as spheres, yet the truth is more intricate.
Who knew that one little third grade activity could turn out to be a big-time triple fail?