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The Beaver Magazine Changes Name Because of Filters

samzenpus posted more than 4 years ago | from the hey-nice-magazine dept.

Bug 20

laejoh writes "As of the April-May 2010 issue, The Beaver magazine will be renamed Canada's History. The stated reasons are that the name has become so associated with the sexual euphemism that online material by the magazine using its name in the header is being blocked by spam filters. Use of the word 'beaver' on the Internet has taken on an identity that nobody could have anticipated in 1920."

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You laugh now (1)

Monkeedude1212 (1560403) | more than 4 years ago | (#30754136)

But you just wait till YOUR favourite animal becomes commonplace for a sexual innuendo.

It happened with Pussy Cats, and Beavers. Even Puppies. Soon Snakes will take off.

Thats why I've decided to become a fan of plankton.

Re:You laugh now (1)

JWSmythe (446288) | more than 4 years ago | (#30756996)

You've never heard of the infamous one eyed trouser snake [urbandictionary.com] ?

    From the (urban)dictionary entry:

"An elusive animal that comes in many shapes and sizes. The rare hooded trouser snake is more aware of its environment, but this snake likes to collect cheesy matter and keep it in its hood. Each snake carries a venom sack that produces a white venom when it reaches maturity. The snake's one eye also functions as its mouth and waste removal system. The snake does not like cold weather and will shrink in cold conditions. It thrives in warm conditions, such as the many burrows it spits into in order to mark its territory. When touched, the snake will swell up to twice its original size in order to frighten off predators."

plankton [urbandictionary.com] already has some less than pleasing definitions, but I've never heard them used in the wild.

Re:You laugh now (1)

MichaelSmith (789609) | more than 4 years ago | (#30761444)

I know people who live in Gay Street [google.com] . The funny bit was when they went on TV to explain why they wanted the name of the street changed. Now years later and seeing the advertisements which google puts on that map page I think they may have had a point.

Re:You laugh now (1)

RockDoctor (15477) | more than 4 years ago | (#30762972)

I know people who live in Gay Street.

Poor bastards. I almost feel sympathy for them. And them [google.com] , and probably some others too.

On the other hand ... I'll bet that the local road-name-plate makers have big cars, gaudy medallions and healthy profit margins.

Sad news indeed (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 4 years ago | (#30754818)

Especially for fans of the classic TV series Leave it to Beaver [leaveittobeaver.org] Wait a minute... what exactly is a "Beaver Vibe", and why is the Leave it to Beaver website advertising them?

Re:Sad news indeed (1)

imgumbydamnit (730663) | more than 4 years ago | (#30756396)

Wow, that puts a whole new spin on June saying "Ward, I'm worried about the Beaver."

Re:Sad news indeed (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30775918)

The most perverted thing on Television in the 1950's.

"Ward, you were awfully hard on The Beaver last night."

Re:Sad news indeed (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30757082)

Or the classic, "Ward, I think you were a little hard on the Beaver last night"

Note from the original editor (1)

Theodore (13524) | more than 4 years ago | (#30756408)

That whole beaver as a sex thing? We never saw it.
I mean come on, it's a tasty little thing and makes a nice hat.

There was this one guy on the board, claimed he was a time traveller, said in 90 years, "beaver" would be an obscene term.
We all laughed, called a vote, then took him out and drove him into the wilderness naked.

Guess he was right after all, dagnabbit.

Re:Note from the original editor (1)

JWSmythe (446288) | more than 4 years ago | (#30757022)

Beavers are good to wear as a mustache also. :)

Re:Note from the original editor (1)

hallux.sinister (1633067) | more than 4 years ago | (#30762672)

Waaaaaaait a minute! That was a double-entendre!

Oh, you!

Re:Note from the original editor (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30776256)

That's not a double entendre. Please refrain from using phrases you do not know.

Yes, no one ever used the word beaver b4 the net (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30760848)

> Use of the word 'beaver' on the Internet has taken on an identity that nobody could have anticipated in 1920.

This was written by someone who graduated in a post WWW world and cant imagine taht old timers (you know, before 1994) ever thought of using beaver for a 75 year old span.

Of course, if you were brought up post 1994, then the only crotches you saw online where off women trying to pass off their pubes to look like theyre 10 so you've most likely never saw a furry beav before.

Sarah Palin? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30763026)

Why does Google Ads show me a picture of Sarah Palin associated with this article? There must be some sort of relationship...

Not the first time (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30764306)

Beaver College, located outside of Philadelphia, changed its name to Arcadia University for the same reason

Re:Not the first time (1)

scottrocket (1065416) | more than 4 years ago | (#30775986)

As a student at Oregon State (mid-80's), I always had to chuckle when I received letters from admissions, etc. that began, "Hello, Beaver!". I don't think they have a problem with filtering of their web presence, last time I checked.
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