The Guardian has a great story from the UK about Jacqueline Wilson’s children’s book, My Sister Jodie. Three parents have complained about use of a particular word – let’s say the word is being replaced with the word ‘twit and only a single letter has been changed.
The book is aimed at 10 years old and up. I certainly don’t want to hear my children uttering the word ‘tw*t’ but this word is commonplace in Britain. And those kids are certainly going to hear the word banded around. I don’t think three complaints were enough to have the book altered.