Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Banning the Dictionary

Since Merriam-Webster's Dictionary contains a definition of "oral sex", it's been banned in one California K-8 school district.

The district is perfectly within its authority to do this, but that doesn't make it any less silly.


maxutils said...

No more silly than a dictionary choosing to define an adjective noun phrase. I'm sure fellatio and cunningulus have been there forever; perhaps even rimming. But if you can't put the definitions of 'oral' and 'sex' together yourself, you probably don't need to know what it is. What's next? The definition of 'red apple?'

neko said...

But how can we expect our children to become crafty or cunning linguists if they don't even have access to a dictionary?

Darren said...

Yes, I get it :)