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Old 03-28-2012, 04:12 PM   #16
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all kidding aside,

when I first looked in here I could not even complete reading the lead article, it is so stupid, I thought it was an Onion piece.

so I did a search, there were about 3 articles, I just checked again, and there are a couple of dozen. They are all about the same, it seems the origin, may have been one local NY CBS station.

Watching the CBS video, they say these are just guidelines, the Test Makers have the final word on the tests.
All School districts put in these lists, NYC list is a bit longer.
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:35 PM   #17
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please consider the feelings of witches and french fries
Ha!
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:44 PM   #18
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burn ????

that is one of the banned words

please consider the feelings of witches and french fries,
( you should know better, considering your country of origin.)


ps- i don't have a country of origin, i'm just passing thru lol!
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:02 PM   #19
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What fucked up kid screams "PAGAN!!1!!" when Halloween is brought up?
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:30 PM   #20
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I for one am glad they are taking away words that could offend anyone. we need to respect everyone and if anyone could potentially be upset over anything it should be dropped. one of americas goals is to be the happiest place on earth so clearly we are well on our way.
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:39 PM   #21
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I hope you're being sarcastic
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:50 PM   #22
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Protecting kids from anything that might "upset" them doesn't paint an accurate picture of the world we live in. I wonder if Canada has a list like this.
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:06 PM   #23
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It's a list of topics they advise prospective test designers not to base questions on, not a list of banned words. FWIW
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:15 PM   #24
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It's a list of topics they advise prospective test designers not to base questions on, not a list of banned words. FWIW
Still just as stupid.

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Old 03-28-2012, 07:12 PM   #25
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Dont say anything about dinosaurs. People might have to take their heads out of the sand (or their asses)
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Dont say anything about dinosaurs. People might have to take their heads out of the sand (or their asses)
You must have had an aneurysm when you read that one...
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:08 PM   #27
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...doesn't the Bible make mention of dinosaurs anyway?
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:22 PM   #29
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Dont say anything about dinosaurs. People might have to take their heads out of the sand (or their asses)
Nice one .

So in other words, be careful of words that deal with...pretty much any sort of life experience/belief of any sort, then? 'Cause taking away the words (or not basing questions on them, as yolland noted) totally gets rid of the actual issues involved with the words themselves, right?

Seriously, you have GOT to be fucking kidding me with this. That is beyond insane.

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Old 03-28-2012, 09:31 PM   #30
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...doesn't the Bible make mention of dinosaurs anyway?
curiously it doesn't mention anything that people didn't already know about 2000 years ago
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