School Relents: Webster Dictionary Safe for Kids

Parent worried about 'oral sex' entries
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 27, 2010 4:33 PM CST
Archive copies of the Collegiate Dictionary rest on a bookshelf at the headquarters of the Merriam-Webster dictionary publisher in Springfield, Mass., Wednesday July 1, 2009.   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

(Newser) – School authorities in Southern California's Menifee district have reversed a ban on Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary after a parent complained about its references to oral sex. A committee of parents and teachers decided the dictionaries can be returned to fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms, the LA Times reports. Concerned parents, however, can request that their kids use a different dictionary.

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