Remember in 1985 there was a movie about dancing being banned in a southern state? We thought it was entertaining but ridiculous. Imagine if that same movie was made about dictionaries being banned. We would have thought it was totally bonkers.
Well, a school district in Florida is considering an unconventional addition to the state’s book prohibition: dictionaries. As revealed by the non-profit organization PEN America, Escambia County’s educational district has listed five dictionaries, eight encyclopedias, and “The Guinness Book of World Records” among over 1,600 titles potentially facing a ban.
The right has officially gone “totally bonkers.”