'Oral sex' definition prompts school district to pull dictionaries
A school district in Riverside County has pulled the Merriam-Webster's 10th edition dictionary from school shelves because it includes the term "oral sex."
The Menifee Union School District took the action last week after a parent complained about the dictionary.
The Press-Enterprise reported that some parents are angry about the move and want the dictionaries returned to classrooms.
"It's just not age-appropriate," said school spokeswoman Betti Cadmus told the newspaper. "It's hard to sit and read the dictionary, but we'll be looking to find other things of a graphic nature."
The school board will decide later whether to return the dictionaries to the classrooms. One board member told the Press-Enterprise that there are probably more objectionable terms in the dictionary.
-- Shelby Grad