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Re: Profanity and expletives

by tweetiepooh (Friar)
on Mar 01, 2012 at 16:38 UTC ( #957255=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Profanity and expletives

And without care you can end up flagging bad words that are contained within others.

And context is important. A word like tit can be offensive but not to ornithologists. At least not all the time.

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Re^2: Profanity and expletives
by LanX (Chancellor) on Mar 01, 2012 at 17:05 UTC
    > bad words that are contained within others.

    Reminds me of a university friend back in the 90s who was totally confused that the emails of his English girlfriend never reached his mailbox.

    Took him weeks to find out that the University of Sussex was blocked for xxx spamming ...

    Cheers Rolf

    PS: Those filthy Brits again! ;-)

      There's also the famous Scunthorpe problem. Masak mentioned a few of these at the last London Perl Workshop.


      John Davies

        You've just buttbuttinated me by that link!

        Enoch was right!
        Enjoy the last years of Rome.

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