Many thanks to BGA students for all their comments in response to the wordles that were posted yesterday! I saw a handful of topics or themes repeat themselves in those comments, and I want to let Brookwood students weigh in. So, Brookwood, here are a couple of questions to which you might respond:
- The issue of politeness and rudeness. It seems to be a general perception among BGA students that northerners do not respond to adults by saying “yes, sir,” or “no, ma’am,” and this may be what leads some of them to view northern students as lacking manners. It’s true that kids up here do not generally say “sir” and “ma’am,” so there’s no need for you to confirm that. Instead, the question is, if you consider yourselves to be polite or thoughtful, what are the ways that you see that in action in your lives– I mean, concrete examples? If saying “yes, ma’am” is an example of southern manners, what are some examples of how manners manifest themselves in the North?
- Which of the words in the BGA wordle are accurate, from your perspective? Lots of BGA students are wondering that, so let’s have you respond here.