Hello Kitty Dictionary Pulled for Disturbing Definition
A Hello Kitty Dictionary designed to teach kids how to spell and write, has been pulled off of the shelves. Turns out Hello Kitty was a bad Kitty and taught kids a much more gruesome lesson.
As you’re going through the dictionary you see the definition for neck. It’s stated as a noun.
- The part of your body which joins your head to the rest of your body.
- The long narrow part at the top of a bottle
Innocent enough. Then you scroll down to something you wear around your neck, a necklace. It’s stated as a noun.
- A piece of jewelry which a woman wears around her neck
- In South Africa, a name for a tyre filled with petrol which is placed round a person’s neck and set on fire in order to kill that person.
Wait what?! How did we all of a sudden go there? I mean I know it’s technically an accurate definition but did someone at Harper Collins, the publisher, decide they’d just throw this definition for “funsies”?
Heck, while they were at it why didn’t they say that the definition of needle was for someone to use to shoot up heroine?!
After a snapshot of the definition was tweeted Harper Collins released a statement saying: “As soon as we realized there was inappropriate content, it was withdrawn for sale.”
On Amazon, the dictionary was recommended for children 11-years-old and up. While it’s the correct definition not exactly something you expect in a Hello Kitty dictionary!
Let this be a lesson to us all; stick with Webster when it comes to definitions.
And that’s today’s helping of The Online Dish with Maggie.