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Connecticut School 'Hump Day' Ban: No Geico Commercial Imitations

Friday, 04 Oct 2013 04:00 PM

By Ken Mandel

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Guess what day it is? Students at a Connecticut elementary school better not answer that question with the response "Hump Day."

Teachers at Vernon Center Middle School have banned kids from imitating the popular Geico commercial, which features a talking camel strolling around an office on a Wednesday asking workers what day it is.

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The teachers say the kids have been imitating the commercial an irritating amount, and not just on Wednesdays.

"Sometimes it's the counting down to when it is," Brooke Lewis, a student at the school told WFSB.com.

The Geico "Hump Day" commercial has received more than 15.5 million views on YouTube, and has achieved cult status for a company that has produced many memorable commercials. The term "Hump Day" has long been used as a slang term for Wednesday, passing the middle of the five-day week at work or school.

Many parents can relate, as they likely uttered the popular commercial phrases, "Whassup," "Where's the Beef?" or "I've fallen and I can't get up" to excess in decades past.

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