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Monday, February 19, 2007

In a Word: Nuts Edition

Over at Harmonia's Necklace, k8 lets us in on the latest skirmish in the culture wars:

In case you haven't heard, there is a controversy with this year's Newbery Award selection, The Higher Power of Lucky. The author had the "audacity" to use the word scrotum in the text. You can read about it here at NYT and here at Apparently, some parents, librarians, and teachers are trying to keep the book out of school libraries because of this one word (which, by the way, is used in a sentence that indicates that a rattlesnake bit a dog's scrotum - we aren't talking about pornography).

C'mon people. In a huff over "scrotum?" That's just nuts.



At 10:10 PM, Blogger k8 said...

Nice one!

At 10:14 PM, Blogger Lance said...

I have an inner 10-year-old, too. (And he likes puns.)


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