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So, in my best Mister Rogers' voice, I say:

"Today, boys and girls, we're going to talk about the virtues of participation trophies and the need for 'positive language only' zones for teachers and coaches.

"If you score, you shouldn't celebrate, you should apologize. You are no better than anyone else and celebrating can be a form of bullying."

Gag me with a spoon.

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