Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Banned Dictionaries

I must thank Facebook fan Leigh Erskine (if that is his real name) for suggesting the topic of this episode. Leigh, feel free to reward yourself with a snazzy (and quite reasonably priced) Deadpan Inc. hoodie in the swag store. You deserve it!



I think the funniest part of this story is the "sexually graphic" entry that bothered these school officials was "oral stimulation of the genitals." Not nearly as descriptive as it could be, and not really all that helpful. I would think that if kids need to look up "oral sex," it's the "oral" part of the phrase that's tripping them up. They probably already know "sex" has something to do with the naughty bits.

Sure, I guess the kids could stumble on the definition while looking up "oracle" or "orange." With that in mind, teachers should probably avoid using "cunning" as a vocabulary word.

5 comments:

Leigh said...

Very nice. :) My 12 yr old son and I giggled. :p

Oh and that is my real name and I'm a "her". ;)

Dave Stratton said...

Sorry, your Facebook profile shot threw me. This is a delicate topic to bring up...but you might want to do something about that mustache. It's noticeable.

Glad you and your son enjoyed the clip. Thanks for the tip.

Leigh said...

haha. Yeah... you know waxing hurts :p

shipping troll said...

Let the kids see the war and violence on TV and video games not to mention history class, but gods forbid they find out the truth about SEX!! No wonder morons continue to breed.

JBinNYC said...

Cunning linguists, those school administrators...