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The 11 Most Surprising Banned Books (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 05/29/10 06:12 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 05:00 PM ET

Even though it's not banned books week, the issue of censorship is ever-present, and while going through the list, we found those that didn't surprise us (Howard Stern's "Private Parts," "The New Joy of Gay Sex," Judy Blume's "Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret," and the one that's been banned from the beginning, DH Lawrence's "Lady Chatterley's Lover"), we found many that did, including the dictionary.

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The Dictionary
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Both the Merriam Webster and the American Heritage Dictionaries have been banned in various schools. The Merriam Webster was banned in a California elementary school in January 2010 for its definition of oral sex. "It's just not age appropriate," a district representative said.
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