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Tricia is in good company. Essex teachers were similarly Bowdlerised when they tried to discuss that well-known author Charles !@amp;*ens.
The culprit it seems is an Internet screening programme for schools, which automatically censors words that might offend the impressionable. It seems to have taken to its task a little too enthusiastically. All that and the TES's own doppleganger website dedicated to sexual deviancy. Cyberspace is a scary place.
Mercifully obscenity-free are the glitches suffered by the OCR exam board - formerly Midland Examining Group. Its new physics syllabus has perplexed teachers with a set of entirely new terms. Forget megawatts and megajoules: students now have to learn to use ocrawatts and ocrajoules.
And you thought that "search and replace" function was there to help.