Dictionary banned from school

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    Current Events : Discussions : Definition of 'oral sex' gets dictionary pulled from schools -- Mom to Mom Forums Jersey Shore MomsLikeMe.com


    ASSOCIATED PRESS: A Southern California school district has pulled dictionaries from classrooms because a parent complained when a child came across the term "oral sex."

    District officials said Friday that the Menifee Union School District—which serves 9,000 kindergartners through eight graders in Riverside County—is forming a committee to consider a permanent classroom ban of the Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.

    A memo from Assistant Superintendent Karen Valdes acknowledged it is a respected resource but district officials found that "a number of referenced words are age-inappropriate."

    School officials will review the dictionary to decide if it should be permanently banned because of the "sexually graphic" entry, district spokeswoman Betti Cadmus told The Press-Enterprise. "It's just not age appropriate.''
     
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    ROFL. Please tell me you found this on The Onion.

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    fear of knowledge is a terrible thing.

    So many people have no idea how to talk to their children about difficult subjects. They then think keeping their children stupid is the answer to their inability.
     
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    Here's the definition from my Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary...

    oral sex n (1973) : oral stimulation of the genitals : cunnilingus, fellatio

    Wow, that sure rocks the world.
     
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    Don't be a fucking pervert. You don't talk to 5 year old's about oral sex.
     
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    If your 5 year old is looking it up in the dictionary, it is time to talk
     
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    It does if she's doing it right.
     
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    LL! We actually agree!!! Stupid over reaction.
     
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    1973?

    I wish I was an adult in the 1970's.:confused:
     
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    It pretty much depends on the age of the child that found the word. There are youngster friendly dictionaries out there.
     

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