• ebs2002 (cs)

    It's possible that Firefox put a swear word in there because it learned it from him, like a child who learns bad words from TV or buckinghamshire .... oh, it shows up for me, too. Never mind, carry on...

  • Evo (cs)

    Nah, FF didn't learn it from him... I just tested on this textfield and was able to reproduce it ;-)

  • nobody (unregistered)

    The Internet is busy? Maybe that's why Microsoft Update took hours last night. Oh well, I kept working on my Mac (which updated the night before at my full DSL speed of over 300KB/sec - yes, I do get 300 K BYTES/sec, but only on a few sites)

  • hihi (unregistered) in reply to nobody

    notes nobody has a phat dsl

  • unknown (unregistered) in reply to nobody

    DSL sucks. With my cable connection deal I get 1.1MB/s. (Yeah, capital B).

  • Disgruntled Dutchie (unregistered) in reply to unknown

    With my ADSL2 I get at least double that. 2.3MB/s

  • Kemp (unregistered)

    My e-penis is so huge I don't have to extoll its virtues.

  • unknown (unregistered) in reply to Disgruntled Dutchie

    Do you have unlimited download from your ISP? With that kind of speed I guess you can fill up a 160GB disk in a single day.

  • sas (cs)

    It's possible that Firefox put a swear word in there because it learned it from him, like a child who learns bad words from TV or motherfucking .... oh, it shows up for me, too. Never mind, carry on...

    Damn, I wouldn't believe if I hadn't seen it.

  • Mogri (unregistered)

    My Internet is bigger than your Internet.

  • jgayhart (cs) in reply to Disgruntled Dutchie

    I get about 11 mbps. http://www.dslreports.com/im/33195845/7665.png

    Maybe if I stop downloading porn, the internet wouldn't be so busy. :)

  • EvanED (cs)

    I don't get that suggestion, though right now I'm using the current nightly of Firefox 3.

  • Hung-gray (unregistered) in reply to EvanED
    EvanED:
    I don't get that suggestion, though right now I'm using the current nightly of Firefox 3.

    That's too bad. It's a fun feature, and I wish they'd keep it in the newer versions.

  • Mike (unregistered)

    "The Internet is busy" seems like a perfectly reasonable thing to tell a non-technical user assuming a small handful of other relatively easy to understand errors are also checked (e.g. "No Internet connection", "The service is down").

    Telling them that Foo() returned error 3418 certainly isn't going to help them.

  • PeriSoft (unregistered)

    It would rock if there was an English town called Motherfuckinghamshire.

  • madchicken (cs) in reply to PeriSoft
    PeriSoft:
    It would rock if there was an English town called Motherfuckinghamshire.

    "Hey Beavis, let's pretend we're dead." "Yeah, eh heh heh, that would be cool." Beavis & Butthead

  • Badman (unregistered) in reply to PeriSoft

    Actually the town is Motherfuckingham, but it is located in Motherfuckinghamshire, not too far from Cuntingdon.

  • Davis (unregistered)

    Verified. It is in the Firefox spellcheck by default. OMG.

  • Chris M (unregistered)

    I'm sick and tired of these mutherfucking blobs on this busy internet!

  • cconroy (cs) in reply to Chris M
    Chris M:
    I'm sick and tired of these mutherfucking blobs on this busy internet!

    Guess you're not using Firefox then, are you?

  • Spartacus (unregistered)

    buckinghamshire hehe

  • Treeki (cs)

    A quick Google of the text in the "Internet is busy" box revealed it's part of IE4's installer. So much for the "Windows Vista™ tone".

  • el jaybird (unregistered)

    What's a packinghouse?

  • Jamie (unregistered)

    I don't get that in my spell checker (Firefox 2.0.0.6), I wonder if he was using the American spell checker dictionary instead of the English one.

  • bobday (cs)

    I really don't give a shit how fast your buckinghamshire internet connection is.

  • Mischief (unregistered)

    I don't know what the bigger WTF is. The fact that it says motherfucking, or that motherfucking isn't a real word?

  • Kinglink (unregistered) in reply to ebs2002

    Ahhh that firefox one is classic, and the fact that I could try it out myself is always a plus.

  • Some Random Big Truck (unregistered)

    The series of tubes is clogged again. Somebody alert Senator Ted Stephens, but not by email.

  • phobos (unregistered)

    Doesn't work for me, but I have the UK English dictionary installed; chances are that includes the names of counties.

    The whole thing reminds me of the time that the local council of the town of Scunthorpe installed an obscenity filter on all their public terminals, and were surprised when it took a dislike to their own web page. Something about the name of the town, apparently...

  • KattMan (cs)

    And funny how ever since the big WTF name change the site has gotten even more crude. What happened to Alex's grandmother? Is she downloading porn now? Because we all know that it only takes about six weeks for new netizens to find porn and become permanently hooked on it.

  • dubbreak (cs) in reply to Evo
    Evo:
    Nah, FF didn't learn it from him... I just tested on this textfield and was able to reproduce it ;-)
    I confirmed it too. Any string that starts with buckingham and has at least one more character gives motherfucking as an option. buckingham its self gives Buckingham or bucking ham (I am not sure that is legitimate.. I could see a pig or a boar doing something that resembles bucking.. but by the time it has become ham I don't think it would have much leg motion).
  • htg (unregistered)

    motherfucking is a nice place to live.

    Only happens on the United States dictionary, not the UK dictionary. The UK dictionary puts a space between mother and fucking, which kind of adds more emphasis to the words ... MOTHER FUCKING ... Where's a snake when you need one?

    Oh, didn't this site rename itself because of the swear word - and now it features this!

  • SomeCoder (unregistered)

    Makes me wonder what kind of algorithm FireFox uses for that. It certainly isn't edit distance because 'buckinghamshire' and 'motherfucking' are 14 edits away from each other :)

  • Ted Stephens (unregistered) in reply to Some Random Big Truck
    Some Random Big Truck:
    The series of tubes is clogged again. Somebody alert Senator Ted Stephens, but not by email.

    Quick! Shut down those P2P networks!

    Captcha: pirates (OCR readable for some reason)

  • Tim (unregistered)

    I find it amusing that you misspell Firefox's name in a post about its spellchecking abilities. Capitalizing the second F is one of the most annoying, but sadly also one of the most common mistakes. Next to calling it FoxFire, for some reason.

  • SuperousOxide (cs) in reply to Tim
    Tim:
    I find it amusing that you misspell Firefox's name in a post about its spellchecking abilities. Capitalizing the second F is one of the most annoying, but sadly also one of the most common mistakes. Next to calling it FoxFire, for some reason.

    You are far too thinskinned if you find capitalizing it as FireFox annoying. Spelling it as two words must send you up the wall.

  • Rick (unregistered) in reply to SomeCoder
    SomeCoder:
    Makes me wonder what kind of algorithm FireFox uses for that. It certainly isn't edit distance because 'buckinghamshire' and 'motherfucking' are 14 edits away from each other :)

    I would imagine it was added by some developer as some sort of easter egg.

  • Izzy (unregistered) in reply to bobday
    bobday:
    I really don't give a shit how fast your buckinghamshire internet connection is.

    My internet connection "Cannot display this web page." I knew no good would come from that AT&T / Bellsouth buyout. There are probably just too many government wiretaps on the line slowing down the bit rate.

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  • The Real WTF (unregistered)

    You see, this is why Firefox is superior! With it, now those eight year olds will learn to spell their swears properly!

    Just be careful you don't click the wrong thing when writing a note to grandma about your recent trip, though...

  • dkf (unregistered) in reply to Tim
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  • Stefan W. (unregistered)

    buckinghamshire - motherfucking shouldn't that be "motherbakingham" at least?

  • AdT (unregistered) in reply to J Cooper
    htg:
    Oh, didn't this site rename itself because of the swear word - and now it features this!

    Seems to be a case of split personality disorder.

    J Cooper:
    >It is a commonly stolen street sign.[5] Significant amounts of public funds are spent on replacing the stolen signs.

    This is inacceptable. If foreigners steal the signs, then the foreigners should pay for the signs, too. There has to be a Fucking tax.

    PS: I just saw a Google ad right here for Nigerian keyboards. I clicked the link and they say it contains all the symbols for English, French and Nigerian. AND I THUOGHT THAT EVRY TEXT WRITTEN ON THIS KEEBOARD WOULD BE ALL UPPER CAS. PLEAS SEND $10,000 TO AGELE MUMBINIBASI AND YOU SHEL BE RICH LEE REWARDED.

  • Anonymous (unregistered) in reply to Mischief

    Hell yeah, it's a real word, you motherfucking dipshit! It's the adjective form.

    [Firefox wants "dipshit" to be "dip shit" or "dips hit" - whatever that is.]

  • Dennis (unregistered)
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  • LKM (unregistered) in reply to ebs2002
    ebs2002:
    It's possible that Firefox put a swear word in there because it learned it from him, like a child who learns bad words from TV or buckinghamshire .... oh, it shows up for me, too. Never mind, carry on...

    Frankly, I don't quite understand why some spell checks do not include swear words. Maybe "motherfucking" is a bit extreme, but stuff like "ass" or "cock" should always be included. Not only in spell check libraries, but also (and especially) in Scrabble games.

  • Badman (unregistered)

    Hoho - these comments are meatier than a Buckinghamshire packinghouse!

  • Badman (unregistered) in reply to Stefan W.

    I hate bakers

  • Thomas G (unregistered) in reply to phobos

    Yeah, i do have the US dictionary installed. I work for an American company so to improve relations i write in their language...

    Now funny you should mention Scunthorpe... i was born there. Yeah, the council had troubles and no one could sign up for aol in the early days - i guess that could only be a good thing though.

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