A new edition, for school use, with the 'N' word edited out or replaced.
And all Huck has broken loose.
I asked Daughter (only Ponder child available tonight) if she studied it in school. (Was not the kind of parent who had to examine every school book...) She was pretty sure she did but didn't remember any issues with the language. I know I read it as a kid, but in class or school? I knew, back then, the language was archaic. I do feel for teachers who teach it and run into problems. Same thing happens in AP Science classes here with evolution and creationism. Enough to make a grown scientist weep into his beakers.
It is a trending topic on Twitter and I got a laugh out of these two tweets:
Snooki wrote a book and Huckleberry Finn is being censored. It's official: literature is dead.
Huckleberry Finn is eliminating the "N" word from new editions to be less offensive. Also, Moby Dick will now be called Moby Penis.
Joy, what say you?