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awnlee jawking

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/05/22/proud-mom-orders-summa-cum-laude-cake-online-publix-censors-it-to-summa-laude/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.f97d53d479ab

AJ

Replies:   Argon
garymrssn
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Just when you think the world can't get any more ridiculous...

I wonder if it might be possible to convince people that the word publix is derived from the words pubis and licks?

;)
Edit to add; Why not censor the most commonly use word in pornography? The word the.

sunkuwan

- it was an online application error with an automated profanity filter
- so the baker that writes shit on cakes for minimum wage (the store is a big chain and not a little private bakery) probably doesn't care
- her son was humiliated?
- oh right, he graduated from HOMESCHOOLING

Replies:   Dominions Son
Dominions Son

@sunkuwan

oh right, he graduated from HOMESCHOOLING


Where the fuck did you get that idea from? It certainly isn't in the linked article, or in any of several other articles I've read about this.

By the way:

Jacob can now laugh about the situation and is focused on getting ready to attend Wingate University in North Carolina in the fall, where he received a full academic scholarship.

Replies:   Centaur
awnlee jawking

@garymrssn

And these people are programming self-driving cars :(

Obviously they don't come from eg Chorlton-cum-Hardy (-cum- was used to denote two joined parishes in the UK).

AJ

Ernest Bywater
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This story rates right up there with the Olympic wins of Tyson Gay or Tyson Homosexual as so many of the newspapers put it at the time due to their auto-filters.

edit to correct first name

Replies:   awnlee jawking
Centaur

@Dominions Son

actually first paragraph second sentence.

student graduate from his Christian-based home-school program

awnlee jawking

@Ernest Bywater

And UK MPs not being allowed to mention Scunthorpe in e-mails.

AJ

Replies:   Vlad_Inhaler
awnlee jawking

@garymrssn

Edit to add; Why not censor the most commonly use word in pornography? The word the.


I wish I could edit the title of this topic to correct the typo :(

The Writers' Group I belong too often holds writing exercises. One we've used a few times is for each person to write down a set number of words (typically three). The words are then mixed up and randomly reallocated. Each recipient then has to write a scene using their allocated words.

Unfortunately some contributors take the opportunity to come up with extremely technical or unusual words. As a protest, one of the words I submitted last time was 'the'. Oddly enough, the recipient didn't write a pornographic scene. ;)

AJ

Vlad_Inhaler
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@awnlee jawking

And UK MPs not being allowed to mention Scunthorpe in e-mails.


That's one I can agree with!
Do you remember Spike Milligan's Q4? Mrs Hilda Gronk of Scunthorpe was part of the intro.

Ross at Play
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A few years ago I was in Malaysia and all emails I sent to one friend suddenly started disappearing ... because his email address was at 'grapevine.com.au'.

Replies:   Vlad_Inhaler
Vlad_Inhaler

@Ross at Play

'grapevine.com.au'

What part of that was offensive, and to whom?

Replies:   Ross at Play
Ross at Play

@Vlad_Inhaler

What part of that was offensive?

gRAPEvine

to whom?

I assume it was because of some government directive.

Replies:   awnlee jawking
awnlee jawking

@Ross at Play

gRAPEvine


I get it. The Malaysian economy is highly dependent on palm oil, so anything suggesting the superior rapeseed oil has to be censored.

AJ

Replies:   Ross at Play
Ross at Play

@awnlee jawking

The Malaysian economy is highly dependent on palm oil, so anything suggesting the superior rapeseed oil has to be censored.

LOL. Perhaps too, the Malaysian government - which was tossed out at the election a few weeks ago - was highly dependent on corruption, and their euphemism for that was 'oil our palms'.

richardshagrin

Physiotherapist.
Physio the rapist.

Replies:   Harold Wilson
BlacKnight

"I'll take 'The Rapists' for 200, Alex."

Argon

@awnlee jawking

I am taking this cum grano salis🤓

Replies:   awnlee jawking
awnlee jawking

@Argon

I am taking this cum grano salis🤓


Don't exceed your daily 6g limit ;)

AJ

Harold Wilson

@richardshagrin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB5dmv9WYVY

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