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A friend of mine who teaches elementary school, taught her class, “don’t yuck my yum”

It was like a class mantra, all the kids knew and understood the phrase. So, if a kid brought a bean burrito for lunch, and another kid said “gross! I hate beans” burrito-kid could just say “don’t yuck my yum”

It became the perfect phrase when one student liked something another student hated it. Quickly, it moved from the tangible (food, smells, textures) to the intangible (music, religion, quality)

By the end of the year “don’t tuck my yum” was woven into the culture of the class. They actually used the phrase LESS by then, because yuckers would check themselves before tearing anyone down.

And that class of second graders moved to third, secure in the knowledge that it’s ok to love the things you love, even if other people don’t.

@RobinHood that's great! I love it. i should teach my kid that.

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I love this SO much. Thank you for sharing!!!

@RobinHood this is amazing and I love it.

I mean, the first thing I thought of was YKINMKATO, but it's really good extrapolated to all yums.

@RobinHood i like this, except i'm not quite ready to give up dabbing on emacs users with my neovim dotfiles to assert my zoomer superiority

that hurt to type

@RobinHood so nice! I need a catchy German translation 😁

@RobinHood that's a great example of good use of memetic engineering. I hope it doesn't decay the same way Godwin's law decayed.

@RobinHood i love that phrase, my spouse and I heard it for the first time not too long ago and now we use it all the time lol

@RobinHood to be less cryptic maybe — like, ‘for everything that exists, there is someone to like it’

@RobinHood :blobaww: :blobhearteyes:
This is so wholesome and a great value to have :blobreachreverse:

@RobinHood I'm nearly 40 and have only just heard the term "yum yuckers" in the last year. And thanks to this post, I now understand it.

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