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Expurgate 1100 Words You Need Week 42 Day 3

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Expurgate 1100 Words You Need Week 42 Day 3

/ˈek.spə.geɪt/ (verb)

to remove or censor parts of a piece of writing that are considered offensive or unsuitable, bowdlerize, cut, edit, amend, blue-pencil

DURING the American Library Association’s recent convention in Los Angeles, the group’s young-adult services division issued a background report that said the three major school book clubs were ”expurgating books” offered for sale through classrooms. The division formally notified Scholastic, Xerox Education Publications and Troll that they may not use its ”best books for young adults” designation on a book or in promotional material for the book if the title or text has been changed from the book as originally published.

”We really feel that expurgation is censorship and therefore violates our library bill of rights, which says that information should be available to anybody regardless of age or sex,” said Evelyn Shaevel, executive director of the young-adult division, the other day.

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/

Adjective: expurgated, expurgatory, expurgatorial

Noun: expurgation


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