A mother is complaining that a game she bought her son to improve his vocabulary is instead teaching him inappropriate language. Tonya Carrington, 36, gave her son the Nintendo version of Scrabble and was horrified to discover that the virtual opponents in the game were laying down words containing crude slang and abuse. Mrs Carrington tried out the program for herself on her sons DS console and was shocked when her "opponent" laid down the word "t*ts." The next word the computer offered was "f*ckers," which it defined as "a slang word for chavs." "Ethan is doing really well with English at school, so I decided to get this to help boost his vocabulary — but obviously not like that," she said. It's tragic that her son was exposed to that kind of mind-warping language, which I'm sure as a nine-year-old boy he has never heard on the playground.
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