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A very slow suicide

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Words associated with Christianity, the monarchy and British history have been dropped from a leading dictionary for children.

Oxford University Press has removed words like “aisle”, “bishop”, “chapel”, “empire” and “monarch” from its Junior Dictionary and replaced them with words like “blog”, “broadband” and “celebrity”. Dozens of words related to the countryside have also been culled.

The publisher claims the changes have been made to reflect the fact that Britain is a modern, multicultural, multifaith society.

But academics and head teachers said that the changes to the 10,000 word Junior Dictionary could mean that children lose touch with Britain’s heritage.

via Mindful Hack: How NOT to build a multicultural society ….

Thanks to BCF.

This is indeed a terrible suicide…


Written by Claudia

December 9, 2008 at 12:26 am

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  1. I’m surprised with the stupidities to which it provokes this foolish thing of the “political correction”…


    December 9, 2008 at 12:55 am

  2. […] A VERY SLOW suicide: Words associated with Christianity and British history taken out of children’s […]

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