Minor clbuttic mistake: cracked.com



  • As seen on this page (may have to click "show all comments"), Cracked.com's forum changes "Japanese" into "j*panese."

    I'm stumped. Is "apan" a racial slur I didn't know about? Is japa a swear word in France or something?

    (It also turns "cockpit" into "c**kpit", which makes a bit more sense... except when the article is about planes!)



  • "Jap" was (is?) considered a racial slur, probably starting at some point before they (the Japanese) bombed Pearl Harbor.

    TRWTF is that people think replacing the middle letters of an offensive word with asterisks is actually less offensive than leaving the word as-is. If you're going to censor words you think are offensive, it's silly to only go halfway. "**" is most certainly less offensive than "fk"...


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @blakeyrat said:

    I'm stumped. Is "apan" a racial slur I didn't know about? Is japa a swear word in France or something?
    They're censoring for Jap.
    In the United States, Japanese Americans have come to find the term controversial or offensive, even when used as an abbreviation.



  • @PJH said:

    @blakeyrat said:
    I'm stumped. Is "apan" a racial slur I didn't know about? Is japa a swear word in France or something?
    They're censoring for Jap.
    In the United States, Japanese Americans have come to find the term controversial or offensive, even when used as an abbreviation.
     

    I'll just bet some Jewish American Princesses raised a stink about it.



  • It does seem silly to censor words in the comments when those same words appear in the article.

    I also see a user's name "scooter91170" is displayed as is, but when someone replies to them it says "sc****r91170".

    What's wrong with oote?


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @aihtdikh said:

    What's wrong with oote?
    Try cooter.



  • @aihtdikh said:

    c****r
    that would be "cooter", which according to wiktionary is:
    • (vulgar, slang) vagina.
    • (slang) A redneck.
    Brings a whole new meaning to "you've got cooties"...



  • I recently learned the term cooter polluter.

    I was amused.



  • @TarquinWJ said:

    @aihtdikh said:
    c****r
    that would be "cooter", which according to wiktionary is:

    • (vulgar, slang) vagina.
    • (slang) A redneck.

    Brings a whole new meaning to "you've got cooties"...

    In my experience only rednecks call vaginas cooters.

     



  • I rode my svagina to chem clbutt where I read a dosemenent autwomanred by Dr. Svaginawomanrpe on brupoope and apabreaste. I took my vaginacat, wwoman likes to penisle the leahomosexuale on the pebreaste Japaneseanese fern in the clbuttroom.



    Alternativley:



    I rode my scter to chem clas to read a docment authred by Dr. Scthrpe on bruste and apatte. I took my pycat, wh likes to ckle the leafge on the pette Jpanese fern in the cla*sroom.



  • @PJH said:

    @aihtdikh said:
    What's wrong with oote?
    Try cooter.

    Wow... and to think, I never would have known that if they hadn't tried to censor "scooter".

    Streisand effect, anyone?


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @aihtdikh said:

    @PJH said:
    @aihtdikh said:
    What's wrong with oote?
    Try cooter.
    Wow... and to think, I never would have known that if they hadn't tried to censor "scooter".
    Same here actually - took me a few tries to figure out exactly what they're censoring.



  •  Why aren't they censoring cracked?



  • @dhromed said:

     Why aren't they censoring cracked?

    Why are they censoring?



  • @b-redeker said:

    @dhromed said:

     Why aren't they censoring cracked?

    Why are they censoring?

    If you log in, you can turn it off. My guess: their ad server requires it.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @blakeyrat said:

    If you log in, you can turn it off.
    Just took a closer look - you don't even have to log in; there's a link at he bottom to stop it happening: http://www.cracked.com/article_18839_7-planes-perfectly-designed-to-kill-people-flying-them.html?profanity=on



  •  Wasn't Cooter the mechanic on Dukes of Hazzard (tv)?



  • @@Deprecated said:

     Wasn't Cooter the mechanic on Dukes of Hazzard (tv)?

    Yes he was, and I believe Enus was Roscoe's sidekick. Fun fact - if you go on the studio tour of the WB lot (or was it Universal?), they point out that the house that the Dukes lived in is the same house that the Gilmour Girls lived in.

    I once found a recipe for "Mock Cooter Soup" in the "Redneck Cookbook." From what it described, I believe that cooter is also slang for turtle.



  • @dcardani said:

     I once found a recipe for "Mock Cooter Soup" in the "Redneck Cookbook." From what it described, I believe that cooter is also slang for turtle.

    I can vouch for that and not because I'm a redneck



  • @censorbot3000 said:

    @censorbot3000 said:

    @censorbot3000 said:

    @superjer said:

    I rode my svagina to chem clbutt where I read a dosemenent autwomanred by Dr. Svaginawomanrpe on brupoope and apabreaste. I took my vaginacat, wwoman likes to penisle the leahomosexuale on the pebreaste Japaneseanese fern in the clbuttroom.
     

    Your post was rejected because it contains profanity of the category "Racism - (English)"

    The post has been edited as follows:

    >I rode my svagina to chem clbutt where I read a dosemenent autwomanred by
    Dr. Svaginawomanrpe
    >on brupoope and apabreaste. I took my vaginacat,
    wwoman likes to penisle the leahomosexuale on
    >the pebreaste
    Japaneseaneseanese fern in the clbuttroom. 

    Your post was rejected because it contains profanity of the category "Racism - (English)"

    The post has been edited as follows:

    >I rode my svagina to chem clbutt where I read a dosemenent autwomanred by
    Dr. Svaginawomanrpe
    >on brupoope and apabreaste. I took my vaginacat,
    wwoman likes to penisle the leahomosexuale on
    >the pebreaste
    Japaneseaneseaneseanese fern in the clbuttroom.

    Your post was rejected because it contains profanity of the category "Racism - (English)"

    The post has been edited as follows:

    >I rode my svagina to chem clbutt where I read a dosemenent autwomanred by Dr. Svaginawomanrpe
    >on brupoope and apabreaste. I took my vaginacat, wwoman likes to penisle the leahomosexuale on
    >the pebreaste Japaneseaneseaneseaneseanese fern in the clbuttroom.

    Your post was rejected because it contains profanity of the category "Racism - (English)"

    The post has been edited as follows:

    >I rode my svagina to chem clbutt where I read a dosemenent autwomanred by
    Dr. Svaginawomanrpe

    >on brupoope and apabreaste. I took my vaginacat,
    wwoman likes to penisle the leahomosexuale on

    >the pebreaste
    Japaneseaneseaneseaneseaneseanese fern in the clbuttroom.



  • @PJH said:

    @blakeyrat said:
    If you log in, you can turn it off.
    Just took a closer look - you don't even have to log in; there's a link at he bottom to stop it happening: http://www.cracked.com/article_18839_7-planes-perfectly-designed-to-kill-people-flying-them.html?profanity=on

    There should be a 'profanity=REALLYon' flag, which takes regular words and makes them profane - change 'butt' to 'ass', 'poop' to 'shit', etc... adds a few 'fucking's in random places.

    What someone should really do is write a virus that attacks web servers, and does that kind of thing to normal web sites - changing 'terrorism' to 'tourism' and so forth would be a good start.

    San Diego, California, woman has been indicted on charges of conspiracy to provide money and personnel to tourists and the Islamic extremist group Al-Shabaab, federal authorities said Monday...

    Nima Ali Yusuf, 24, was also indicted for making false statements to federal agencies in a matter involving international tourism, U.S. Attorney Laura E. Duffy in southern California said.

    The charge of making false statements to a government agency in a matter involving international tourrism carries a maximum penalty of eight years in prison and a $250,000 fine.


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