Looked up the link to another ? on here, and found this -- Talk about over-reacting!
A California school district has added a new book to the controversial list of literature that is considered unfit for young eyes.
It's the dictionary.
The Golden State's Menifee Union School District has yanked all copies of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary from its shelves and is investigating the classic American text for containing "age-inappropriate" words.
The trouble started when an inquisitive student got lost somewhere between "oralism" and "orang" and found a rather recent entry to the lexicon: "oral sex," a phrase that has been in common parlance since 1973 but still makes many parents fairly hot under the collar.
"I think common sense seems to be lacking in this school."
Read all about it: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,584010,00.html?loomia_ow=t0:s0:a4:g4:r1:c0.000000:b0:z5
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 10:01 AM on Jan. 27, 2010
UPDATE from the Riverside Press-Enterprise:
The Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary will return to fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms at Oak Meadows Elementary School, a committee of Menifee Union School District parents, teachers and administrators decided Tuesday.
An alternate dictionary also will be placed in the classrooms, and parents will have the option of choosing which dictionary their child can use, Superintendent Linda Callaway said in a statement about the committee's decision at a school board meeting Tuesday.
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