• Mark34625 (cs)

    F*****G First!

  • Jerf (unregistered)

    Floccinaucinihilipilificating Second!

  • ekolis (cs) in reply to Jerf

    F**kin' KICK! Oh wait, I mean Falcon Third!

  • amischiefr (cs) in reply to Mark34625

    Somebody sounds a little disgruntled. Maybe its time for a change in carriers. When you are that pissed off about actually having to do some work, you need a new job.

  • JoelKatz (unregistered)

    A fairly-well-known newspaper (whose name shall not be mentioned to protect the guilty) once accidentally left an automatic profanity filter that they were testing on. They published a condolence for the death of "Myra Lip****z". Followed the next issue by an apology.

  • spxza (cs)

    Nice history of profanity in Linux kernel: http://www.vidarholen.net/contents/wordcount/

    I think there's more profanity in win32 code than anywhere else.

  • Code Dependent (cs)

    Before long I expect to see a joke about fokkers flying Messerschmidts.

  • weirded verber (unregistered) in reply to spxza
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  • dkf (cs) in reply to amischiefr
    amischiefr:
    Maybe its time for a change in carriers.
    What, from 100MHz square wave to USS Enterprise?
  • bazza (unregistered)

    grin I think I recognise that system as well. Every now and again a couple of years back we'd spend 10 minutes a week adding new words to the filter. I wonder if my ones are still there.

  • pitchingchris (cs) in reply to weirded verber
    weirded verber:
    spxza:
    Nice history of profanity in Linux kernel: http://www.vidarholen.net/contents/wordcount/

    I think there's more profanity in win32 code than anywhere else.

    "penguin" is a profanity?!? wtf? suggested new site name- the daily WTP

    Maybe the word penguin was like a control test. That way if the code doing the measurement was skewed, you can see if the control test actually matched up.

  • AF (unregistered)

    Surely an F-bomb is one using fluorine, as an H-bomb uses hydrogen.

  • weirded verber (unregistered) in reply to pitchingchris
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  • Patrick (unregistered)

    clbuttic

  • JoJo (unregistered)

    ***rly implemented filters are a *****ly subject with me when you end up with messages like:

    Please click the help ****on if you require ***istance

    Please re-insert the following: ass, butt, poo, prick

  • GooberMcNutly (cs) in reply to spxza
    I think there's more profanity in win32 code than anywhere else.

    Only in the usage notes.

  • JD (unregistered)

    I feel the coder's pain but an unwanted customer requirement is absolutely not an excuse to abandon your coding standards and litter the codebase with questionable method signatures. Further more, a simple string replace function such as the RemoveProfanity method could only have taken about five minutes of his "precious development time". A bit of professionalism, please.

  • Valerion (unregistered)

    "f...ing" was just a short way of writing floccinaucinihilipilificating

    What - you're telling me it doesn't? I gotta go call my mother...

    Next you'll be telling me Santa doesn't exist!

  • fruey (cs)

    Profanity filters are a waste of time. It's more fun trying to get around them... and more damage has probably been done with over zealous filters (or blantantly poor use of regexes).

    Just stick a parental advisory and let kidz just get an adult to read the messages first.

  • Anonymous Coward (unregistered)

    I have the word "Belgi*m" in my code SO many focking times!

  • Anon (unregistered)

    So let me get this straight, people were receiving gifts, from other people, and complaining to the company that sent out the gift that the sender dropped the f-word in there?

  • jspenguin (cs)
  • ih34 (unregistered) in reply to JD

    I bet it takes more than five minutes to list all the profanity with standard spelling in one language, let alone half-a-dozen others. Then factor in the substitution of 0 (zero) for O (oh) and z for s etc. etc. not forgetting valid messages e.g Present from Scunthorpe etc.

  • Loren Pechtel (unregistered)

    That programmer should be embar***ed!

  • Steve (unregistered) in reply to spxza
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  • pscs (cs) in reply to dkf
    dkf:
    What, from 100MHz square wave to USS Enterprise?

    A square wave isn't a very good carrier (too many harmonics making it hard to filter out), and I didn't think the USS Enterprise was a carrier, as it could only launch shuttles. The Galactica, now THAT's a carrier...

  • RBoy (unregistered) in reply to weirded verber
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  • RBoy (unregistered) in reply to Anon
    Anon:
    So let me get this straight, people were receiving gifts, from other people, and complaining to the company that sent out the gift that the sender dropped the f-word in there?

    If I want to wish someone a Happy Fuckin Birthday, I should be allowed to.

    Enought of this decet, I want my message to show what I told it to.

  • pscs (cs) in reply to Loren Pechtel
    Loren Pechtel:
    That programmer should be embar***ed!

    I didn't know raß was a swear word :-?

  • dabean (cs) in reply to Anon
    Anon:
    So let me get this straight, people were receiving gifts, from other people, and complaining to the company that sent out the gift that the sender dropped the f-word in there?
    Marking it as "gift" doesn't mean it has to go to another address. Some parent probably phoned them because they received a "motherfocking xbox-360, motherfocker!".
  • phx (unregistered) in reply to dabean
    Marking it as "gift" doesn't mean it has to go to another address. Some parent probably phoned them because they received a "motherfocking xbox-360, motherfocker!".

    If someone send me a motherfucking xbox360 out the bloody blue, I'd sure as shit be calling up the cunts that sent it and asking them what the fuck was up. Sure, free fucking 360 you might say? What if some cocksucker with a stolen credit card bought the bastard? Then some assholes would come around to pick the fucking piece of shit up, and I'd be out my goddamn xbox. Then I would've had to read the word "motherfocker" for no fucking gain at all.

  • shMerker (unregistered)

    I think I learned more double entendres and dirty words from profanity filters than anywhere else. When you can't talk abut Alfred Hitch**** or your garage-***-workspace the filter getting up in arms it gets to be a pain. Meanwhile if someone really wants to swear they can always find some work-around with weird punctuation or l33tisms. A lot of times it's hypocritical, too. There's a log on bash.org where someone has a bible-bot quote a verse like Genesis 22:3 in King James and then the profanity-bot kicks the bible-bot for saying ass.

  • akatherder (cs) in reply to JoJo
    JoJo:
    Please re-insert the following: ass, butt, poo, prick

    I think this line is funnier out of context.

  • NullAndVoid (cs) in reply to JoJo
    JoJo:
    ***rly implemented filters are a *****ly subject with me when you end up with messages like:

    Please click the help ****on if you require ***istance

    Please re-insert the following: ass, butt, poo, prick

    Assrly implemented filters are a buttly subject with me when you end up with messages like:

    Please click the help pooon if you require prickistance

    Umm, I don't get it...?

  • jspenguin (cs) in reply to shMerker
    shMerker:
    There's a log on bash.org where someone has a bible-bot quote a verse like Genesis 22:3 in King James and then the profanity-bot kicks the bible-bot for saying ass.

    http://bash.org/?178890

    Also:

    Malachi 2:3: Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces.

    1 Kings 14:10: Therefore, behold, I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam him that pisseth against the wall.

    More here.

  • d3matt (cs) in reply to pscs
    pscs:
    dkf:
    What, from 100MHz square wave to USS Enterprise?

    A square wave isn't a very good carrier (too many harmonics making it hard to filter out), and I didn't think the USS Enterprise was a carrier, as it could only launch shuttles. The Galactica, now THAT's a carrier...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Enterprise_(CVN-65)
  • TGV (cs) in reply to Valerion

    Actually, "f...ing" means "fornicating", and "sh*t" means "short-circuit". At least, that's what grep tells me.

  • An Old Hacker (unregistered) in reply to jspenguin
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  • 1010011010 (unregistered)

    google search the term "conbreastution"

  • Literal (unregistered) in reply to JoJo
    JoJo:
    ***rly implemented filters are a *****ly subject with me when you end up with messages like:

    Please click the help ****on if you require ***istance

    Please re-insert the following: ass, butt, poo, prick

    Assrly implemented filters are a buttly subject with me when you end up with messages like:

    Please click the help pooon if you require prickistance

  • Kermos (cs)

    Content filters, that reminds me of Everquest.

    In the Kunark expansion released for the game it actually had a monster name that tripped over the game's own content filter:

    Cockatrice

    Luckily you could turn the filter off or else you'd be fighting #()$#atrices all day long.

  • squeem (cs) in reply to Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward:
    I have the word "Belgi*m" in my code SO many focking times!

    I have it tattooed on my S**prini.

  • pong (unregistered)

    Wait, the f-bomb ISN'T a shower of hugs and kisses? I mean, I know there's more to it, but that's what I do when I drop the f-bomb on a girl.

  • Dick Hitchcock (unregistered)

    I demand you take the reference to female anatomy out of the webpage's <***le>. Someone might look at the page source and be offended.

  • Charles400 (cs)

    Pontius Pilate: Well, you sound vewy sure. Have you checked?

    Centurion: Well, no, sir. Umm, I think it's a joke, sir... like, uh, 'Sillius Soddus' or... 'Biggus Dickus', sir.

    Pontius Pilate: [guard chuckles] What's so funny about "Biggus Dickus? "

    Centurion: Well, it's a joke name, sir.

    Pontius Pilate: I have a vewy gweat fwiend in Wome called 'Biggus Dickus'.

    [guard chuckles]

    Pontius Pilate: Silence! What is all this insolence? You will find yourself in gladiator school vewy quickly with wotten behaviour like that.

    Brian: Can I go now, sir?

    [slap]

    Brian: Aaah! Eh.

    Pontius Pilate: Wait till Biggus Dickus hears of this!

    [guard chuckles]

    Pontius Pilate: Wight! Take him away!

    Centurion: Oh, sir, he - he only...

    Pontius Pilate: No, no. I want him fighting wabid, wild animals within a week.

    Centurion: Yes, sir. Come on, you.

    [takes the guard away as continues laughing histerically]

    Pontius Pilate: I will not have my fwiends widiculed by the common soldiewy. - - Anybody else feel like a little... giggle... when I mention my fwiend... Biggus...

    [another guard chuckles]

    Pontius Pilate: ... Dickus?

    [more chuckling]

    Pontius Pilate: What about you? Do you find it... wisible... when I say the name... 'Biggus'...

    [chuckle]

    Pontius Pilate: ... Dickus?

    [both guards chuckle]

    Pontius Pilate: He has a wife, you know. You know what she's called? She's called... 'Incontinentia'... Incontinentia Buttocks

  • Mojo Hand (unregistered)

    Shattly?

  • Andy (unregistered) in reply to JoJo
    JoJo:
    ***rly implemented filters are a *****ly subject with me when you end up with messages like:

    Please click the help ****on if you require ***istance

    Please re-insert the following: ass, butt, poo, prick

    My favorite is when you're talking about all the great works of Dick Van Dyke, and it comes out **** Van ****.

  • Lustig (unregistered)

    Won't somebody please think of poor innocent adults, who have to do this chore just because some concerned parents are afraid their kids get exposed to profanity? Let's just write contents without filtering. Our lives will be much happier, and the world will be a better place to live. Believe me, all my life I've been exposed to profanity. So fcuking what? Have I became a felon?

  • Franz_Kafka (cs) in reply to Lustig
    Lustig:
    Won't somebody please think of poor innocent adults, who have to do this chore just because some concerned parents are afraid their kids get exposed to profanity? Let's just write contents without filtering. Our lives will be much happier, and the world will be a better place to live. Believe me, all my life I've been exposed to profanity. So fcuking what? Have I became a felon?

    I know I have - I ripped a cd to mp3 and then converted a dvd to mpg. Hoo boy, but I'm a hardened criminal.

  • kramthegram (unregistered) in reply to JoJo

    It's a clbuttic example of censorship IHMO

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