Last Updated on: 6th February 2020, 10:43 am
For a change I actually have some good news to report.
A couple of weeks ago I wrote abig postabout the Menifee Union school district’s decision to ban students from using the Merriam Webster’s 10th edition dictionary because a parent complained that a slice of their precious crotch fruit accidentally (as if) discovered a definition for oral sex in it.
Well, after a meeting was held to discuss the matter, it was decided thatthe dictionaries should be returned to classrooms immediately.However, as a compromise to those who still don’t get it and would rather I have written private partstionary up there, school officials will be sending forms home with all students that will allow parents to request that the unprepared for the real world pantiwastes they’re raising be given the McGraw-Hill student dictionary to use instead.
I still think it’s a shame that there was any sort of compromise given to these tools because it implies that their complaints were worthwhile and may have some merit, but I guess it’s better than nothing and I am happy to see that the right thing was done in the end.