Bookriot Community Feb 20, 2023

The publisher Puffin has removed or changed hundreds of words in Roald Dahl’s books in new editions to “modernize” them, including Augustus Gloop being described as “enormous” instead of “fat,” Mrs Twits no longer being called “ugly,” “female” being changed to “woman,” Oompa Loompas described as “small people” instead of “small men,” and a line referring to witches wearing wigs changed to “There are plenty of other reasons why women might wear wigs and there is certainly nothing wrong with that.”

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