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Latest Banned Book: the Dictionary January 27, 2010

Posted by pupfiction in InformationIssues.
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No, it’s not April Fool’s Day. I am serious. Southern California schools have banned Merriam Webster’s 10th edition dictionary for its “sexually graphic” description of oral sex. Last time I checked, it was the purpose of the dictionary to describe things as graphically as possible. And “sexually”, um…yeah…it’s a definition of oral sex. Can’t see how they could have gotten around that one…

Read the whole article from the Guardian here.



1. mike - January 27, 2010

The decision has been reversed but parents can insist that their child not use M-W in the classroom.

Naturally a committee is being formed to look at the issue, while another group continues searching for offending words and phrases…..
(via AP)

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