Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Are Dinosaurs offensive?

Crazy news out of New York. The New York City Department of Education wants to avoid offending children from the city’s standardized test. Dinosaurs was listed as one of the potentially offensive words.

"Dinosaurs" evoking unpleasant emotions? The New York Post speculated that the "dinosaurs" could "call to mind evolution, which might upset fundamentalists.”

Source: New York city schools want to ban 'loaded words' from tests

Oddly enough, they left “idiot” off the list. Missed fundies too. Go figure.

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