Thu Dec 6, 2012, 07:39 PM
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US Congress bans word 'lunatic' in federal legislation
The sharply divided US Congress has been able to agree on one thing at least - that the word "lunatic" should be banned.
The House of Representatives voted 398-1 on Wednesday to strike the term from all federal legislation, after the Senate did the same in May.
The measure is designed to remove language that has become outdated or demeaning from the US code.
The word still appears in some parts of federal law - a section of financial regulation, for example, addresses the power of a bank to act as a "committee of estates of lunatics".
Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20628988
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