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Old 02-17-2007, 10:58 PM   #1
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Should a children's book be banned if the word "scrotum" appears in it? It's not like vagina!!!!

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I just rolled my eyes so hard, I think I sprained something.
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Old 02-17-2007, 11:14 PM   #3
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“This book included what I call a Howard Stern-type shock treatment just to see how far they could push the envelope, but they didn’t have the children in mind,” Dana Nilsson, a teacher and librarian in Durango, Colo., wrote on LM_Net, a mailing list that reaches more than 16,000 school librarians. “How very sad.”
Oh, something here is sad alright.

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“I think it’s a good case of an author not realizing her audience,” said Frederick Muller, a librarian at Halsted Middle School in Newton, N.J. “If I were a third- or fourth-grade teacher, I wouldn’t want to have to explain that.”
Aren't these kids like 9 or 10?? They can't be told what a scrotum is? What kind of society is this?
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A scrotum-less society, apparently.
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Old 02-17-2007, 11:30 PM   #5
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BUT WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN?!?

I am certain most kids have a seen a dog licking himself and wondered what was going on? I know the solution, pants for dogs.

Here we go again. My view on this stuff along with sex, drugs, etc is the more mystery and taboo you give children, the more interested and drawn towards it they become. Cause doing things you aren't allowed to do is way more fun than stuff you are.
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I gotta say scrotum is one of my least favorite words, but still....
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I gotta say scrotum is one of my least favorite words, but still....


It's a horrible, clinical-sounding word. However, banning it is absolutely crazy--especially in light of what kids are exposed to these days through media.
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well just so I don't sound too discriminatory, vulva is also one of my least favorite words
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well just so I don't sound too discriminatory, vulva is also one of my least favorite words
Seinfeld turned that word into a very popular word, Mulva?
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its because of crap like this that so many students friggin explode into alcohol abuse and careless sexual promiscuity when they move out of homes and go to college.
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well just so I don't sound too discriminatory, vulva is also one of my least favorite words
But it sounds much better. More sophisticated. Scrotum sounds like a bike part.


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Seinfeld turned that word into a very popular word, Mulva?
I've never heard that! I don't watch a lot of tv...Seinfeld should be an exception, however...that show is hilarious.
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well just so I don't sound too discriminatory, vulva is also one of my least favorite words
When I was in high school my mom bought a Volvo (this was in an area where not a whole lot of people had foreign cars) and one of the neighbor ladies (a loud talker too) would always pronounce it vulva. This woman's daughters went to the same school I did and sometimes when she would come to pick them up she would ask me (in that very loud voice) "So how's your mom enjoying her new vulva?" That always turned a few heads....
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A scrotum-less society, apparently.
finaly a solution for the abortion discusion,.....
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I gotta say scrotum is one of my least favorite words, but still....
i used to feel the same way

but then it grew on me
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And scrotum is worse than nuts, balls, and assorted other generic genital nicknames?
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