That’s right. Only one parent needs to complain to entice an entire school district to remove dictionaries from schools. Nope, this isn’t a Fark.com news item (yet as far as I know). This is an entire school district removing a specific edition of dictionaries because the term “oral sex” is in them.
How ridiculous is this?
I know someone will probably mention that maybe elementary kids are too young for these dictionaries, but I remember looking up worse terms than this as a kid and not even understanding the definitions! Besides, the internet provides pictures, so I’m thinking the dictionary is safer.
Sometimes I just think people are looking for something to do.
Update: I just saw the article on Fark. 🙂