A student at Warren Wilson College claims to have been suspended after criticizing the use of “Oops” and “Ouch” in class and uploading the conversation to Facebook. The suspended student, Joscelyn Gradstein, uploaded a video named “I’m currently suspended from class for uploading this video to Facebook”
The Heat Street reports:
The two words are used when discussing controversial topics. For instance, a person says “oops” if they catch themselves using a troubling term or an argument. Those offended by someone’s speech, meanwhile, can say “ouch” to signal their pain.
“I still don’t really get the oops and ouch issue, like is it something that I said that we are ‘oops’ and ‘ouching’ about?” asks the female filming the scene. A university staff member replies: “No, it’s if you think you’ve said something wrong, you say oops, and if I’ve said something wrong, I’ll go ouch.”
Gradstein questioned the point of the method, arguing that it doesn’t take away the fact that a college is a place for posing challenges to one another. She insisted that she was a liberal thinker, and whenever she had something in her chest, she would get it off