Banned Books Vol.3

Today’s selection comes to us courtesy of yesterday’s idea–banning dictionaries.

In 1978, an Eldon, Missouri library banned the dictionary because it contained 39 “objectionable” words. And, in 1987, the Anchorage School Board banned the dictionary for similar reasons, i.e., having slang definitions for words such as “bed,” “knocker,” and “balls.”

And for our selection:

id·i·o·cy noun \?i-d?-?-s?\
plural id·i·o·cies

Definition of IDIOCY

1: usually offensive : extreme mental retardation
2: something notably stupid or foolish

Examples of IDIOCY

an act of sheer idiocy
He was complaining again about the idiocies of the people he works for.

Synonyms: absurdity, asininity, bêtise, fatuity, foolery, foppery, folly, imbecility, inanity, insanity, lunacy, stupidity