Sex ed and language

Ann Burlingham ann at BURLINGHAMBOOKS.COM
Wed May 26 18:23:48 UTC 2010

On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 12:54 PM, George Thompson
<george.thompson at> wrote:
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> Did 8th grade students really used ALL of these words?

I remember similar exercises in classes (not 8th grade, though), and
was surprised that they listed so few. Especially for "penis".

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