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Old 01-26-2010, 02:48 AM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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It may be the last word in spelling bees and Scrabble, but Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary now faces a new if unlikely notoriety: being too sexy for its own good.

That was the verdict from at least one parent in Menifee last week who called the principal of Oak Meadows Elementary School to say that entries describing oral sex in the dictionary were too explicit.

Dictionary definition raises ruckus at Menifee school - latimes.com



Oh yeah. Whenever I get tired of porn, I like to break open a dictionary. It makes me hot!

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Old 01-26-2010, 05:08 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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I thought liberals embraced this kind of stuff. You know, bending over backwards to accomodate a few, or even one, offended person.
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:37 AM
 
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..And on the upside now every fourth and fifth grader from that school is seeking out this dictionary in their local library to find out what all the fuss is about.

Not that I would personally have a problem with it but apparently its a collegiate dictionary being used in a fourth and fifth grade classroom. I could see the issue if they were removing it from a HS but these are just kids.
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Old 01-26-2010, 08:06 AM
 
Location: The Land Mass Between NOLA and Mobile, AL
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..And on the upside now every fourth and fifth grader from that school is seeking out this dictionary in their local library to find out what all the fuss is about.

Not that I would personally have a problem with it but apparently its a collegiate dictionary being used in a fourth and fifth grade classroom. I could see the issue if they were removing it from a HS but these are just kids.
Um, I could try to get riled up over this non-controversy, but I just can't. Sometimes children read the dictionary because they are bored out of their minds. Perhaps the incensed mother in CA should find something more entertaining for her child to do. If she is worried about the dictionary, what next? Perhaps she should put her proverbial money where her mouth is and try a little fellatio of her own. Or cunnilingus, as the case may be.

Seriously, people!
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Old 01-26-2010, 08:11 AM
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Location: Near Manito
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Considering that the utterly incompetent chairman of the House banking committee is a confirmed fallator, the definition in question might well be used by a skillful teacher as a springboard to a discussion of the relative value of sexual preferences as a predictor of legislative efficacy.
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Old 01-26-2010, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Full time RV"er
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Um, I could try to get riled up over this non-controversy, but I just can't. Sometimes children read the dictionary because they are bored out of their minds. Perhaps the incensed mother in CA should find something more entertaining for her child to do. If she is worried about the dictionary, what next? Perhaps she should put her proverbial money where her mouth is and try a little fellatio of her own. Or cunnilingus, as the case may be.

Seriously, people!
Agree 100% , I personally think this mother should be more concerned with not what her 4th or 5th grade child is reading but to what that child and many others may be doing !. Time are a changing folks , and not for the better.
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Old 01-26-2010, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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It may be the last word in spelling bees and Scrabble, but Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary now faces a new if unlikely notoriety: being too sexy for its own good.

That was the verdict from at least one parent in Menifee last week who called the principal of Oak Meadows Elementary School to say that entries describing oral sex in the dictionary were too explicit.

Dictionary definition raises ruckus at Menifee school - latimes.com



Oh yeah. Whenever I get tired of porn, I like to break open a dictionary. It makes me hot!

Me, I need pictures (or better yet, video) to get it on, lol...
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