Hello Kitty dictionary has disturbing definition of ‘necklace’

Posted: July 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

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A Hello Kitty children’s dictionary left a mother in the U.K horrified after she stumbled across the definition for the word “necklace.”

Samantha Rawlins, 27, told the Mirror she thought the little pink dictionary would help her nine-year-old daughter with reading and spelling but was shocked when she spotted the gruesome definition.

The first definition for the word is “A piece of jewellery which a woman wears around her neck.” But the second definition takes an unexpected dark turn.

“In South Africa, a name for a tyre filled with petrol which is placed around a person’s neck and set on fire in order to kill that person.”

The dictionary has since been pulled by Harper Collins. (Photo: @Johnathangmeyer/Twitter) The dictionary has since been pulled by Harper Collins. (Photo: @Johnathangmeyer/Twitter)

On Amazon, the dictionary was recommended for children 11-years-old and up.

“Hello Kitty is aimed at little girls with all the cute, cuddly animals and things. I didn’t think for a moment…

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