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TARDISMouse
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08:25:31 PM Aug 19th 2014
Not sure if this counts, but in Tomodachi Life, you can't name anyone "Violet" or "Viola" or have "ravioli" in your Miis' catchphrases because "Viol" is French for rape.
SeptimusHeap
01:14:38 AM Aug 20th 2014
Yep, that is because of a word filter. And since "Violet" or "viola" are being caught for having the wordstring "viol" and they aren't rape words, it fits this trope.
movie007
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03:39:02 AM Jun 9th 2014
edited by 75.129.138.73
"And speaking of aviation, discussions of old-school navigation become more difficult when you can't talk about a certain important piece of equipment: the ***tant."

Shittant? Asstant? Fucktant? Cocktant? Dicktant? Tittant? Cumtant? Cunttant? Bitchtant? Sluttant? Whoretant? Helltant?

Okay, I give up! What is that word supposed to be?
SeptimusHeap
03:46:35 AM Jun 9th 2014
Sextant.
movie007
03:52:07 AM Jun 9th 2014
Okay, thank you! :)
Blork
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05:37:26 PM Aug 29th 2012
OK, I'm curious here. In the Virgin Media example what exactly was the "m***in shop" before it got censored? I can't think of any swear word that could go in there and make any kind of sense.
tjonnyc
02:33:33 PM Sep 25th 2012
Muffin? Virgin took issue with the "muff" part of it? That's the only thing that comes to mind.
johnnye
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07:32:34 AM Jul 9th 2012
"Words such as something, document, circumstances, facepalm, hello, birdy, skill, and so on would be blocked. It takes the dirtiest sort of gutter mind to see why those words are blocked.
  • Uncle, is also not allowed, for some reason"

OK, I give up on "facepalm", "birdy" and "uncle". (surely they can't censor the string "bi"...)
AgProv
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04:35:32 AM Jun 24th 2012
Er... what's the problem with "tard", which isn't even a word? You get "tardy" for "slow" or "late", but that's a different word...

Confused here. Is this an American thing?

johnnye
07:33:41 AM Jul 9th 2012
Yep. It's an insult, short for "retard".
tjonnyc
02:34:10 PM Sep 25th 2012
Yeah, so if a mentally challenged kid is late for class, it's NOT OK to call him "tardy"...
Darthvoorhees
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05:57:32 AM Aug 19th 2011
Ok, now I did see the example to show what the programmers have to work with.

I KNOW it's not easy, however, they're PAID for this, it's their JOB or their expertise. They could try harder to avoid this kind of thing.

It could be just my views, but if you've got work to do, do it and do it right.
Kevonni4
10:42:54 PM Jan 19th 2013
There is no way to fully avoid having something not being censored when it should be or being censored when it should not be despite you essentially claiming it's easy. It's therefore better to err on the side of safety rather than being sorry later, especially since people can learn what strings are removed quite quickly and replace them, explaining why the trope is common.
SonicLover
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01:52:00 PM Apr 24th 2011
I don't think the page image embodies the trope. At all.
TARDISES
10:23:18 AM May 12th 2011
It's a Scunthorpe sign. Scunthorpe's an acutal British town, and the sign is fine. The caption does make it kind of funny, though, even for a native. (It's not LO Lworthy for me, but you get the idea.)
DonaldthePotholer
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06:14:35 PM Apr 5th 2011
edited by DonaldthePotholer
**Don't forget Pineco, which has the same problem and is not an evolved Pokémon.

Pine is now a dirty word?! Society is Ruined Forever!

Seriously! Why? And what'll be next? Water?

gets drenched
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