http://www.parentcentral.ca/parent/educ ... dictionary
Here's the key excerpt:
U.S. school bans the dictionary
January 26, 2010
A Southern California school board has pulled the Merriam-Webster dictionary off its shelves after a parent complained about the entry “oral sex.”
The collegiate-level dictionary was being used in grade four and five classrooms. The school now promises to begin a thorough scouring of the dictionary for other offensive entries.
“It’s hard to sit and read the dictionary, but we’ll be looking to find other things of a graphic nature,” Menifee Union School District spokesperson Betti Cadmus told the local The Press-Enterprise newspaper.
You just can't make this stuff up, folks. It's unbelievable. What kind of imbecile would ban the dictionary?