#1
http://news.aol.com/topnews/articles/_a/childrens-book-stirs-battle-with-single/20070217193109990001?cid=2359

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Edit: My favorite quote from the article:

Ms. Nilsson, reached at Sunnyside Elementary School in Durango, Colo., said she had heard from dozens of librarians who agreed with her stance. “I don’t want to start an issue about censorship,” she said. “But you won’t find men’s genitalia in quality literature.”

“At least not for children,” she added.
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Just wow... don't people have something better to do?
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#3
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the word is just so delicious


I agree.

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#4
How did an author manage to fit the word scrotum into a children's book?!?
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The book’s heroine, a scrappy 10-year-old orphan named Lucky Trimble, hears the word through a hole in a wall when another character says he saw a rattlesnake bite his dog, Roy, on the scrotum.
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#8
Oh shit! It's a real low point for society when people worry about the damaging effects of the word "scrotum" on children.
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#9
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#11
if people are so offended by it then just dont read the friggin book
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Just wondering. How did you find this article? Did you google "children scrotum"?
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#14
“Scrotum sounded to Lucky like something green that comes up when you have the flu and cough too much,” the book continues. “It sounded medical and secret, but also important.”
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^Who wants to know.........

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#16
That's rediculous. At least the children are hearing the actual scientific name for it, and not hearing "nutsack" or "balls". I think kids should know the names of parts at an early age anyway, it seems to make them much more maturer in the long run. Schools should let up on these book banning things, sure I wouldn't want my kids reading a bunch of smut when their six, but a lot of these books are still very kid-friendly. Gah...
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Obviously, I do, since I asked.
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#18
Oh that Lucky Trimble, always going after the scrotum.
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#19
mm yeah i agree with U-Mass... haha i mean seriously, do many children even know what that word means? its a good "birds and bees topic" starter for parents i say.
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#21
What's so bad about children knowing such things anyway? OMG, A CHILDREN'S BOOK NAMES A SEXUAL PART OF THE BODY. I think it's stupid. I mean, come on, it's getting a bit ridiculous now. Swear words, that's another thing, what's bloody wrong with swear words!! Pfft.. lol.
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#23
I belive I stand for all of UG when I say "ZOMGZ! Kids can't know basic human anatomy what was the author thinking?! "
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#24
I really don't think that it's very appropriate to be teaching kid what this is, but the author gave no insight to the actually meaning, and as she said it could seem like a really interesting word to children(if you want to look at it that way). I believe that banning a book is ridiculus(sp?), and furthermore, as someone else said if the parents are that against it they should pull their heads out of the asses long enough to read/listen to the news, and stop their children from reading it, because I can almost promise that if a book is bad enough to make parents not want their children to read it, it'll make the news.
#26
“The word is just so delicious,” Ms. Patron said

scrotum = delicious.
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How did an author manage to fit the word scrotum into a children's book?!?

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*Walks up infront of school librarians*

"Ahem... Penis."

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