Mark Twain rolls over in his grave

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    New edition removes Mark Twain's 'offensive' words - Yahoo! News
     
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    When other people decide to edit anothers written word that word should no longer bear the authors name. When someone writes, the finished work is the way they want it to be. This was written in an era when that word was used in the context he wrote it in and should not be removed. Could Lincolns address at Gettysburg be changed if some future generation decided some words offended them? I think this opens Pandoras box for wholesale alterations to historical works and is a mistake! If they don't want their children to be exposed to history then ban the book and let their children grow up to be ignorant of history.
     
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    Twain used the word because it was the vernacular. He knew what he was doing, and what the word meant. That's the way he shone a light on the culture.

    It's criminal to edit it. Thanks leftards.
     
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    I disagree with this decision as well. Our society needs to stop sheltering our kids from the harsh realities of the past and the present. Valuable life lessons are learned from these experiences. Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.
     
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    Well hell if they plan to change up historic historic writing to appease the masses might as well rewrite the Declaration of Independence;

    I'm sure our Native American friends aren't keen on being called merciless Indian savages...
     
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    LOL, what school kid is going to be shocked and offended to discover the "N" word in a book.

    Heck, black and white kids call each other "******" all of the time.

    Oh, excuse me; I ment to say "nigga".

    The kids say there is a difference. :doubt:
     
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    Actually, I'm good with it.

    "Merciless" was defined at Horseshoe Bend, so we recognize it for the rhetoric that it is.
     
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    We have to protect all the precious little snowflakes.:rolleyes:
     
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    My friends and I say "******" all the time, it's fun.
     

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