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Ho On a Minute!

Freedom of expression, freedom to be hypersensitive, and political correctness crash in the Northleft:

"When Snohomish High senior Justin Patrick wore a T-shirt to school last month with the lettering 'SNOHOS' across the front, it led to his suspension from school.

"School officials say 'Snohos' contains a slang term for prostitutes and is derogatory toward women.

"'As a woman, I am sure that you can appreciate our desire in Snohomish to maintain respect for all members of our community, especially our young women, and to not allow the abbreviated form of our school name to be used to reference them as ho's,' said district spokeswoman Shannon Parthemer, in response to an e-mail query about the suspension."

A picture of the scoundrels:

Eric Scheske

Eric Scheske