Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Because a little ignorance never hurt anyone

From guardian.co.uk:

Dictionaries have been removed from classrooms in southern California schools
after a parent complained about a child reading the definition for "oral sex".

Merriam Webster's 10th edition, which has been used for the past few
years in fourth and fifth grade classrooms (for children aged nine to 10) in
Menifee Union school district, has been pulled from shelves over fears that the
"sexually graphic" entry is "just not age appropriate", according
to the area's local paper

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