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If you're like me, and you know you want to be, you're probably getting sick of seeing the word "scrotum" everywhere these days.
But I just couldn't let this Toronto Star article go unoticed. Linwood Barclay deserves a major award for what is by far the funniest title I've seen in a loooong time, and I read hundreds of titles a day.
I know humor is subjective, but this one really made me laugh: Book brings a sack of trouble .
"We knew we had all sorts of things down there, but fortunately there weren't writers like Susan Patron around then or we'd have been scandalizing our parents by calling all our bits by their proper names, instead of using crude, juvenile substitutes."
And in case you were wondering, yes, controversy sells. Criticism of an award-winning children's book over the word "scrotum" has brought Susan Patron's "The Higher Power of Lucky" into the top 40 on Amazon.com.