Merriam Webster's 10th edition to be banned

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Merriam Webster's 10th edition to be banned

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1jimroberts
Jan 25, 2010, 12:28pm

Is there no limit to stupidity? Here.

2PhoenixTerran
Jan 25, 2010, 12:33pm

Ummm...wow.

3Nicole_VanK
Jan 25, 2010, 12:35pm

No, stupidity knows no boundaries - I even doubt if it's limited to a max at the speed of light ;-(

I do like "It's hard to sit and read the dictionary, but we'll be looking to find other things of a graphic nature," Cadmus said though. Picturing these people trying their utmost to actually read a dictionary cover to cover.

4clamairy
Jan 25, 2010, 1:09pm

Sweet cheeses! That's in California, too. *shakes head*

5susiesharp
Jan 25, 2010, 1:28pm

That is so Crazy!

6WholeHouseLibrary
Jan 25, 2010, 2:03pm

What's next - the bible? There's much worse stuff in there.

7clamairy
Jan 25, 2010, 2:20pm

No kidding, WHL! Well, I'm all for banning the bible, but for other reasons entirely. ;o)

8leahbird
Jan 25, 2010, 2:59pm

What's next - the bible? There's much worse stuff in there.

the people who want things banned don't want to ban the knowledge that these things exist... how can they use them to scare you into being (their idea of) good if you don't know these things exist. what they don't want is for you to have an actual understanding of these things, because that dispells the fear.

9d_perlo
Jan 28, 2010, 8:32pm

According to Library Journal, they decided to leave it in the classroom, but parents can ask that their student use another dictionary.

10bardsfingertips
Fev 5, 2010, 2:56pm

Wait until some censoring fool looks through Roget's International Thesaurus (5th and 6th editions).