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On Wednesday's edition of "Piers Morgan Tonight," the host used his "Only in America" segment to discuss the new hope by the New York City Department of Education to ban 50 words from standardized tests.
So which words are banned? "Dinosaur. What on Earth could be wrong with dinosaur?" Piers Morgan asked. "But apparently it might rile creationists. Of course. Silly of me. Then there's Halloween, because of course that's a Pagan holiday. Can't be dealing with those, can we. Birthday is out because Jehovah's Witnesses don't celebrate birthdays. Really?"
Then there is the big D's: Death, disease and divorce.
And even stranger "no politics, no rap music, no religion, no rock 'n' roll, which frankly means I could say absolutely nothing if the same rules applied to this show."
It is understood that certain words are hateful and hurtful. They most certainly have no place in schools or tests but Piers had this advice for the New York City Department of Education:
"When it comes to the words on this list, perhaps the New York City Department of Education should go back to the wise old children's rhyme, 'sticks and stones can break my bones, but silly words will never hurt me.'"