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?\
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