February 17, 2018

Darn It: Salty Words Censored in Utah PL

By LJ Staff

A visitor to the Davis County Library, Farmington, UT, is ticked off by profanity in the “Murder, She Wrote” mystery series–and has been using purple ink to write “darn” or “heck” over “damn” and “hell.” “It would be by luck or a total accident if we were to catch [the culprit],” library director Pete Giacoma told the Salt Lake Tribune. “That’s why we are asking people to just let us know if they see anything or notice any other markings so that we can get it on the record.” A reader pointed out the markings to library officials in three of four books borrowed. Should the censor be caught, he or she could be charged with a misdemeanor.