Webster ’s banned for too much sex

Dennis Baron debaron at ILLINOIS.EDU
Tue Jan 26 03:09:46 UTC 2010

There's a new post on the Web of Language:

Webster’s banned for too much sex

Why ban a word when you can ban the whole dictionary? That's the  
attitude of one southern California school district, which pulled  
Merriam-Webster's "Collegiate Dictionary" from school shelves after a  
parent complained that its definition of oral sex was too explicit.

read the whole post on the Web of Language: http://bit.ly/weblan

Dennis Baron
Professor of English and Linguistics
Department of English
University of Illinois
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Urbana, IL 61801

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