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2012-05-20 04:34:14 AM
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2012-05-20 08:16:37 AM
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This could all be solved so easily by just passing the books through FARK's posting filter first.
2012-05-20 06:40:22 AM
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archvillain.files.wordpress.com

Skr: Was Fahrenheit 451 included in there for delicious amusement?


"The woman on the porch reached out with contempt to them all and struck the kitchen match against the railing.

People ran out of their houses all down the street."

Fahrenheit 451 has made it onto several of these kinds of lists.
2012-05-20 08:50:16 AM
1 votes:
When I was a toddler, I couldn't pronounce "truck" very well.
My Navy father thought this was hilarious and encouraged me to yell "fu*k" every time a truck drove by.
Needless to say I still have a potty mouth. I did not pick this language up reading Huxley or other great classics. From these books I gained so much more than poor self editing.
2012-05-20 06:36:39 AM
1 votes:
If a kid is hearing profanity for the first time from a book rather than the schoolyard, they were either home-schooled or sent to school in an oversized hamster ball.
2012-05-20 06:31:13 AM
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"From a social learning standpoint, this is really important because adolescents are more likely to imitate media characters portrayed in positive, desirable ways," she said in a press release.

Apparently I've missed some major change in developmental psychology in the last few years, since iirc in the late 90s this was considered to be basically the diametric opposite of the truth. Plus kinda the opposite of my experience, never wanted to be Frodo but I thought Saruman knew what was what.
2012-05-20 06:30:23 AM
1 votes:
FTA "A study from Brigham Young university"

Stopped reading right there.
 
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