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Kyle Smith (Twitter: @rkylesmith) is critic-at-large for National Review, theater critic for The New Criterion and the author of the novels Love Monkey and A Christmas Caroline. Type a title in the box above to locate a review.

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    Use of “Sissies” Banned at Yale

    By kyle | December 29, 2009

    Routine anti-Harvard taunt or thinly veiled anti-gay slur? Yale is throwing a hissy fit over the use of the word “sissies.” What about “wimp” and “wussy,” though? Let’s be proactive and ban those too.

    Topics: Campus, Politics | 1 Comment »

    One Response to “Use of “Sissies” Banned at Yale”

    1. JohnFNWayne Says:
      December 29th, 2009 at 10:38 pm

      Wouldn’t that be a sissy fit?

      On the other end, come to beautiful Ohio, where you can routinely go to high school athletic events and spot fathers in the stands sporting the latest “F*** Michigan” t-shirt for all to admire.