Banned and Challenged Books discussion

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Some people try and succeed in getting certain versions of the dictionary banned in public schools. What do you think of this?

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message 1: by Emma (new)

Emma (emma1919) I'm not even sure what to say to this one, it's utterly ridiculous. I'd say that this is taking it to the extreme.


message 2: by Kristine (new)

Kristine (leggygal) | 3 comments Perhaps some people find knowledge offensive?


message 3: by Anna (new)

Anna (barocca) I don't understand. Its a dictionary. Meanings of words don't change that dramatically unless over a long period of time. Why would you ban it?


message 4: by Emma (new)

Emma (emma1919) Anna wrote: "I don't understand. Its a dictionary. Meanings of words don't change that dramatically unless over a long period of time. Why would you ban it?" they removed it from some elementary schools because the dictionaries had slang like " balls" in it.


message 5: by Anna (last edited Sep 05, 2012 10:30PM) (new)

Anna (barocca) Thats extremely over protective and ridiculous.

I did just scoff (and giggled like a little kid) when I read that it was banned over "balls". We recently had an TV advert banned for something similar here in Australia.

I think I am a bit impressed that kids would be actually be bothered looking it up in a dictionary!


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