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Banning Books

I’ve heard cases of schools banning books before, but this is probably the first case I’ve ever heard of where a school has tried to ban a dictionary. Hat tip to Marginal Revolution, who adds: “Words fail me and now apparently also the students in Menifee.”

2 Responses to “Banning Books”

  1. A kid doesn’t “stumble upon” a definition of oral sex. Do these people really not remember looking up “dirty” words when _they_ were kids?

    And didn’t some state famously try to ban the Encyclopedis Britannica because it included a description of the brewing process?

  2. karrde says:

    Well, maybe they should review the banned book by having committee members read it aloud.

    Every page.

    Slowly.

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