Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Ban the Dictionary!

Some southern California schools have removed Merriam Webster's 10th Edition dictionary from their classrooms due to a 'sexually graphic' definition for oral sex: "oral stimulation of the genitals".

A district spokeswoman, Betti Cadmus, said: "It's hard to sit and read the dictionary, but we'll be looking to find other things of a graphic nature."

The best part of this is that a priest chimed in against the ban:

"It is not such a bad thing for a kid to have the wherewithal to go and look up a word he may have even heard on the playground," father Jason Rogers told local press. "You have to draw the line somewhere. What are they going to do next, pull encyclopaedias because they list parts of the human anatomy like the penis and vagina?"

There are also diagrams in encyclopaedias. That is some dirty, dirty stuff.

UPDATE: It's back! But you can choose whether your child uses it or another version.


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