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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Dinosaur is a naughty word



War On Words: NYC Dept. Of Education Wants 50 ‘Forbidden’ Words Banned From Standardized Tests. 'Dinosaur,' 'Birthday,' 'Halloween,' 'Poverty,' 'Divorce' Among Those Suggested.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/03/26/war-on-words-nyc-dept-of-education-wants-50-forbidden-words-removed-from-standardized-tests/

4 comments:

  1. The word "nigger" does not come from the Spanish word, "negro", but from the Niger River in Africa, which was the area where most of the slaves came from.

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    1. And word "niggardly"?

      Anyway, you are wrong.

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  2. Just want to correct a bit: New Speak was the Ingsoc (new speak for: English socialisms) reduced language. Duck-speak or to quack like a duck was a new speak frase that was (as most new speak words) both positive and negative. To quack like a duck was to talk nonsense, but if you talked ingsock nonsense that was double-plus-good, but if anyone did any thought-crime duck speak that was double-plus-ungood.

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