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Only in America: The gender-specific no-cursing rule

A Catholic high school in New Jersey takes an odd approach in its quest to get "ladies to act like ladies" — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A New Jersey Catholic high school has asked female students, but not the boys, to take a no-cursing pledge. Teacher Lori Flynn explained that the school simply wants "ladies to act like ladies." She noted that the boys have been told to refrain from bad language around girls.