Everyone's special, Dash

The Incredibles: Dash

“[In] Lincoln, Rhode Island … they cancelled the district spelling bee because only one child would win, leaving all the others behind, thus violating the intent of No Child Left Behind — or, as they might say in Lincoln, no child gets ahead.”

(Jim Trelease, The Read-Aloud Handbook, citing “P.C. Watch,” New York Times, Education, April 24, 2005, p. 7)

Reminds me of The Incredibles:

Dash: “Dad says our powers make us special!”

Mom: “Everyone’s special, Dash.”

Dash, muttering: “Which is another way of saying that nobody is.”

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2 Responses to Everyone's special, Dash

  1. Hilary says:

    How about “everyone’s unique”?

  2. Robert says:

    I don’t think unique is a good word to use. After a few more years without these scholastic competitions, no one will be able to spell it.

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