Talk:sugartime

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{{rfc}} added for Eytmology only. Needs to be NEUTRAL POV, and 90% of it chopped out as encyclopedic. --Connel MacKenzie 14:44, 4 August 2005 (UTC)

Ety note[edit]

A term first coined by the popular bonnes vivantes the Brewnettes, it derives from the episode title of a children's television program. The episode was not aired by the Public Broadcasting Service following pressure from the Bush Administration.

In January 2005 Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings wrote an open letter to PBS, complaining about an upcoming episode of the children's show Postcards from Buster. The show, which receives money from the Education Department, combines animation with live action, and in each episode the animated bunny Buster and his father visit real families all over the country. Buster has met Mormons in Utah, Hmong in Wisconsin, Pentecostal Christians, Muslims, and Orthodox Jews.

Spellings objected to the episode "Sugartime!", which shows how maple syrup is made. The episode takes places in Vermont and features a little girl whose parents are a lesbian couple. (Civil unions are legal in the state.) Spellings said that the episode violates the Education Department grant that helped fund the program, despite the fact that the grant language states: "Diversity will be incorporated into the fabric of the series to help children understand and respect differences and learn to live in a multicultural society." Under pressure, PBS backed down and decided not to air the episode or distribute it to its 350 stations. However, WGBH, the Boston public TV station, stated that it will air the episode and will make it available to other stations that want to show it; so far, 45 stations plan to air "Sugartime!", including New York, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Paul, and Portland, OR.

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Rfv-senses: 3 senses. No support found in google books (fiction}. Different spelling? Widespread use? DCDuring TALK 08:33, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

Protologism with a Web page encouraging people to use it [1]. Note that our example sentence is based on theirs. Also, if we delete this, the synonym link at cunnilingus needs to go too. Equinox 16:17, 24 December 2008 (UTC)
clocked out DCDuring TALK 20:29, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
Deleted. Equinox 23:56, 12 May 2009 (UTC)