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A Custom Objectionable Word List Ate My Homework

timothy posted more than 2 years ago | from the george-carlin-would-need-a-longer-list dept.

Censorship 386

theodp writes "Among the first three schools using Chromebooks for Education is the Merton Community School District, which decided to go Chromebook after the Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction (WDPI) issued a news release (created using PDFMaker for Word) announcing that all Wisconsin schools can have access to Google Apps for Education by simply downloading a Google Consent Form (Microsoft Word format, oddly) from the WDPI website, completing & signing it, and submitting it to Google. And to help get the schools going, a separate Wisconsin Google Apps for Education website aims to jumpstart things with weekly webinars, the first of which — Getting started with the Google Apps for Education Control Panel — shows school officials how they can sandbox 'Naughty Students' and filter objectionable content. While Google illustrates how a list of 'custom objectionable words' can be used to flag and/or block students' e-mail with some cute examples — different spellings of 'booger' and a regex to block variants like 'b00g3r' — things get considerably nastier in the real world, as this NSFW custom objectionable word list used by the North Canton City Schools shows."

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386 comments

What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37233072)

Can someone cut the extraneous crap and useless hyperlinks of this story and also re-edit so this is actually readable? I have no idea what the story is here.

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (4, Informative)

The Snowman (116231) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233116)

I have no idea what the story is here.

Schools are censoring students using Google Docs. If you click the last link and log in to your Google account, you will see the list of words:

anal anus arse ass asses asshole assholes asskisser asswipe ballsack bastard beastiality biatch bitch bitches bitchin bitching blowjob blowjobs boner boob boobies boobs bullshit bunghole buttface buttfuck buttfucker butthole buttplug circlejerk clit clitoris cock cocks cocksuck cocksucker cocksucking cum cumming cums cumshot cunilingus cunillingus cunnilingus cunt cuntlick cuntlicker cuntlicking cunts damn dick dike dildo dildos dipshit douchebag dumbass dyke ejaculate ejaculated ejaculates ejaculating ejaculation fag fagget fagging faggit faggot faggs fagot fagots fags fatass fatso felatio fellatio fingerfuck fingerfucked fingerfucker fingerfuckers fingerfucking fingerfucks fistfuck fistfucked fistfucker fistfuckers fistfucking fistfuckings fistfucks fuck fucked fucker fuckers fuckin fucking fuckings fuckme fucks fudgepacker gangbang gangbanged gangbangs gaysex goddamn gonads hardon hardcoresex hell homo hooker horniest horny hotsex hussy jackass jackingoff jackoff jack-off jerk-off jism jiz jizm jizz lesbo mothafuck mothafucka mothafuckas mothafuckaz mothafucked mothafucker mothafuckers mothafuckin mothafucking mothafuckings mothafucks motherfuck motherfucked motherfucker motherfuckers motherfuckin motherfucking motherfuckings motherfucks muff nig nigga nigger niggers orgasm orgasms pecker penis phonesex pissoff prick pricks pube pussies pussy pussys queer rape raped retard screw scrotum shit shited shitfull shiting shits shitted shitter shitters shitting shitty sleaze slut sluts smut spunk tit titties titty twat vagina wank whore

I can understand the school's desire to maintain a certain level of maturity, but this needs to be the job of the parents and teachers, not the technology. As a father of two boys, I want them to have the opportunity to act stupid, so I can correct them and tell them what is and is not appropriate. I don't want a computer enforcing that for me.

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (2)

RenHoek (101570) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233134)

I see 'niggah' is just fine..

Related: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-19ioGniZ88 [youtube.com]

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (4, Insightful)

BrokenHalo (565198) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233488)

What I object to here is that the reader is required to log in to a Google account in order to read the list in question. For a summary, that is just plain damn stupid.

However, some of these words should cause all sorts of innocent amusement. For instance, the word "ejaculated" will not be unfamiliar to readers of Enid Blyton [wikipedia.org] , just as the word "bastard" would be equally recognisable to anyone who has studied the lineage of various royal families.

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (4, Insightful)

Thiez (1281866) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233148)

Odd that a school would block words like penis and vagina, it seems to me those words would prove quite useful for biology lessons.

Perhaps the students should just start communicating in Spanish.

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (1)

zach_the_lizard (1317619) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233214)

The Spanish word for vagina is, you guessed it, vagina. That's no help here

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (1)

Thiez (1281866) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233230)

What's the Spanish word for cunt? :p

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (1)

gomiam (587421) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233376)

Coño (that's an ñ for people lacking Spanish text support), though there are lots of synonyms, just like in English ;)

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (1)

MrMr (219533) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233574)

http://translate.google.com/#en [google.com] |es|cunt

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (5, Funny)

NatasRevol (731260) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233216)

Or use fun words - cock is a male rooster, pussy is a cat, bitch is a female dog, ass is a donkey. Make sure to work them into your essays thoroughly AND appropriately.

As I walked through the farmyard, the pussy kept rubbing up against my legs, looking for a treat. I finally came to the chicken coop and saw a very large cock on top of the house. Later, I put on my leathers and got my bitch to round up my ass so I could go for a ride.

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37233276)

Uh, that would be so much fun to piss teachers off!

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (1)

houghi (78078) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233284)

My Thesis is about censorship in the media and I would like to talk about the 7 words you can't say on television.
http://www.erenkrantz.com/Humor/SevenDirtyWords.shtml [erenkrantz.com]

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (1)

Alwinner (1576143) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233384)

Looks like the end of engineering at that school too. They won't be allowed to screw anything together. Not being able to prick anything may also be a problem.

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (2)

History's Coming To (1059484) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233386)

Not to mention the UK town of Scunthorpe, or my own location of Nigg. (I'm a Niggle, since you ask).

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (5, Funny)

blue_teeth (83171) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233460)

Heh, reminds me of a joke:

A Bus stops and two men get on. They sit down and engage in an animated conversation. The lady sitting behind them ignores them at first, but her attention is galvanized when she hears one of the men say the following:

Emma come first, then I come.
Then two asses come togeder.
I come once-a-mora.
Two asses, they come togeder again.
I come again and pee twice.
Then I come one lasta time.

"You foul mouthed swine" says the lady, "in this country we don't talk about our sex lives in public!"
"Hey, coola down lady" said the man "I'm a justa tellin' my friend how to spella 'Mississippi' "

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (1)

Dragonslicer (991472) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233528)

Classic [bash.org]

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (0)

GrumblyStuff (870046) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233568)

My neighbor's donkey ate up my rooster like it was nothing!

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (1)

Gaygirlie (1657131) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233582)

As I walked through the farmyard, the pussy kept rubbing up against my legs, looking for a treat. I finally came to the chicken coop and saw a very large cock on top of the house. Later, I put on my leathers and got my bitch to round up my ass so I could go for a ride.

Heh, that actually got a chuckle out of me :)

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37233504)

Maybe they should use Chinese? [youswear.com]

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37233560)

And, you can't tell someone how to stop their pussy cat from eating the barnyard cock by fixing the loose fence with a screw!

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (3, Interesting)

Muros (1167213) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233158)

I can understand the school's desire to maintain a certain level of maturity, but this needs to be the job of the parents and teachers, not the technology. As a father of two boys, I want them to have the opportunity to act stupid, so I can correct them and tell them what is and is not appropriate. I don't want a computer enforcing that for me.

I am of the opinion that such censorship maintains immaturity. Everyone curses. Learning where it is appropriate and where it is not is a part of growing up, and school children should be able to figure out for themselves where it fits. Certainly I would expect to see many of those words appear in any kind of creative writing homework.

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (5, Insightful)

BetaDays (2355424) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233204)

I agree with you. When people are not allowed to cuss to words that other people find objectionable they start making up words. Just look at how "Frack" is so nicely used now since a TV show started using that instead of what we know it to mean. Also I remember how this one person kept saying "oh Fudge" when they made a mistake. So I think having these Lists only cause more fragmentation of the language in the long run since people will always make up words to get around the "word police".

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (4, Insightful)

CharlyFoxtrot (1607527) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233348)

Steven Fry once said (in Paperweight [wikipedia.org] I think) that if we really wanted to stop people using "swear words" we should just use the words for their intended meaning instead of trying to cover our embaressment by using ridiculous flowery language. Eg. just say fuck instead of "making love", say shit instead of "going to the bathroom", etc. The words only have power because we avoid using them.

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (2)

Oswald (235719) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233170)

Fortunately, this "technology" is so primitive that it's worse than useless for its purpose. For instance, if I want to know what variant of "mother-fucker" I will slip through the filter, I just scan the list for suggestions until I note that "mothafucka" is blocked, but "motherfucka" isn't. If I have an irresistible urge to blaspheme, I might note that "goddamn" is blocked, but its synonym "goddamned" is not. Also, "Blow me, you dipshit," seems to be A-Okay.

But, what really sucks about it, as usual, is the damage it does to legitimate expression. Saying "orgasm" is a crime? I can't write "vagina" or "smut"? "Retard" might be an offensive noun, but I don't know anybody who objects to the verb.

People who think up shit like this suck.

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (1)

Anne Thwacks (531696) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233206)

"Retard" might be an offensive noun, but I don't know anybody who objects to the verb

It might be hard to write car maintenance manuals if this word is banned.

However, you might want to ban pencils and paper, because students ahve been known to write rude words and draw pornographic pictures using pencils or, even (shock of shocks) Crayolas!

Better, ban Litteracy as students might write litter! (You might need to check if the Taliban or Texas School Board already have a patent on that!)

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (4, Insightful)

Dr. Evil (3501) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233290)

"screw" is on there too.

As are serious words like "rape"

Sexuality themed words are in there. pube, vagina, homo, anus, dildo, orgasm, clitoris. It sounds like some unimaginative school board operator just did a mind dump of every word he or she could think of. Some therapist should have a chat with them.

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (5, Funny)

NoNonAlphaCharsHere (2201864) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233544)

Some therapist should have a chat with them.

Hehhh. Hehhhh. You said "the rapist".


Luckily, I see "fucktard" isn't on the list, so we can still accurately describe the list's author.

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (1)

cheekyjohnson (1873388) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233248)

Bad words are horrible and must be blocked immediately. They will corrupt the minds of the children!

I can understand the school's desire to maintain a certain level of maturity

Yeah. Anyone who uses these words is clearly immature. That's my opinion (which makes it a universal fact).

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (1)

drolli (522659) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233254)

Especially because vagina, scrotum, penis, orgasm, ejaculate, clitoris and anus are in my opinion in no way objectionable. There are a lot of contexts in which using these word in school makes sense. I wonder how to explain plain sexual intercourse, fundamental anatomy and contraception methods without those.

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37233456)

Haven't you heard? Sexual intercourse doesn't happen in America until after marriage, which doesn't happen until you're out of school, and is only to be used for procreation, so educating about contraception is worthless. It's also up to the parents to explain everything about anatomy to Timmy and Sally. School shouldn't be used to educate and better the lives of children. It should only be used as a government-funded daycare program!

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (1)

BrokenHalo (565198) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233520)

fundamental anatomy

?

I can only assume you mean "anatomy of the fundament". :-)

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37233300)

Clearly this list is only meant to prevent students from embarrassing teachers. I know what every word on that list means, so I'm positive that children do not use this vocabulary among their peers.

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37233334)

So no more stories about what my friend Dick and me did last summer...

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (0)

betterunixthanunix (980855) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233350)

If you click the last link and log in to your Google account

...because everyone has a Google account...

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37233392)

anal anus arse ass asses asshole assholes asskisser asswipe ballsack bastard beastiality biatch bitch bitches bitchin bitching blowjob blowjobs boner boob boobies boobs bullshit bunghole buttface buttfuck buttfucker butthole buttplug circlejerk clit clitoris cock cocks cocksuck cocksucker cocksucking cum cumming cums cumshot cunilingus cunillingus cunnilingus cunt cuntlick cuntlicker cuntlicking cunts damn dick dike dildo dildos dipshit douchebag dumbass dyke ejaculate ejaculated ejaculates ejaculating ejaculation fag fagget fagging faggit faggot faggs fagot fagots fags fatass fatso felatio fellatio fingerfuck fingerfucked fingerfucker fingerfuckers fingerfucking fingerfucks fistfuck fistfucked fistfucker fistfuckers fistfucking fistfuckings fistfucks fuck fucked fucker fuckers fuckin fucking fuckings fuckme fucks fudgepacker gangbang gangbanged gangbangs gaysex goddamn gonads hardon hardcoresex hell homo hooker horniest horny hotsex hussy jackass jackingoff jackoff jack-off jerk-off jism jiz jizm jizz lesbo mothafuck mothafucka mothafuckas mothafuckaz mothafucked mothafucker mothafuckers mothafuckin mothafucking mothafuckings mothafucks motherfuck motherfucked motherfucker motherfuckers motherfuckin motherfucking motherfuckings motherfucks muff nig nigga nigger niggers orgasm orgasms pecker penis phonesex pissoff prick pricks pube pussies pussy pussys queer rape raped retard screw scrotum shit shited shitfull shiting shits shitted shitter shitters shitting shitty sleaze slut sluts smut spunk tit titties titty twat vagina wank whore

Thanks so much. Yes, that's much more readable than TFS.

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (1)

BrokenHalo (565198) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233538)

Yes, that's much more readable than TFS.

Indeed.One thing I find curious, though, is the fact that "wank" is included, while "codswallop" is not, despite the fact that they mean exactly the same thing.

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (1)

1u3hr (530656) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233398)

ballsack bastard beastiality biatch bitch

So if you spell it correctly, you can use "bestiality".

They block "hell" "cum" (a fine Latin word) "jackass" "retard" "screw"?

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (1)

betterunixthanunix (980855) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233444)

Frankly, I could see an academic use for any of the words that you quoted. "Ballsack" could literally mean a sack with balls in it, "bastard" could be used in the context of "bastard child," a student might be writing a paper about the bible's treatment of bestiality, "bitch" means female dog and could be appropriately used when talking about dog breeding, and "biatch" is commonly used in rap music, so any student writing a report about rap could potentially use that word.

I think this list was designed under the assumption that schoolchildren will never be writing a paper that includes any of the above, or perhaps that our education system has gotten so bad that children do not write papers at all.

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37233418)

So a message like:

Good news, my brother graduated summa cum laude with his thesis "Television as a Reflection on Society: Dick Van Dyke to TJ Hooker." Need to stop by the hardware store tonight to get a screw so I can finish mounting my "Anatomy of the Horny Toad" diorama for biology. The teacher is going to kill me if I'm late with another project, he can be such a prick!

would probably not go over so well, right? Oh well, fuck the little bastards for using such filthy language.

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (2)

no-body (127863) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233420)

That spread sheet also contains email addresses:

hsfilter@northcantonschools.org

elemfilter@northcantonschools.org

Maybe time to do some mind sharing - not only with those addresses, but with principles of schools or whoever is behind this shit. Don't have kids a right to free speech?

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37233430)

I figure it's like the large and threatening signs at airport security warning people against misplaced humor, which I've always interpreted as self-protection against hearing the same dumb bomb jokes all shift. Teachers must get utterly bored by attempts to shock or offend the teacher with Bad Words.

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (1)

BrokenHalo (565198) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233554)

Misplaced humour? Is that where you leave it in another jacket?

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (2)

moonbender (547943) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233132)

I suppose the interesting link is the last one, which goes to a Google spreadsheet with the list of custom "objectionable" words. It bounces ingoing and outgoing mails with a list of vulgar terms (a fairly broad one; "hell"? really?). For outgoing mails, it bounces the mail AND sends a copy of it to the staff.

There is also a list of "concern words" like gun, shoot, knife but also sex, drunk, gay, lesbian (WTF) which get delivered but ALSO copied to the staff address. I assume without notifying the student. I think that's outrageous and it would NEVER fly here in Germany, but I think students and employees in the US have (by law) a lower expectation of privacy when using school or office resources.

I guess the moral is: don't use your school supplied Google account for anything you don't have to. Or better yet, use GPG.

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37233190)

All the kids need is an automated mailer that they can attach to their school address and this spreadsheet. Pop goes the districts mail-server. Dumb twats.

Hell if it was my kid that did it, I'd defend him to the hilt for doing it.

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37233192)

Everyone insists that Germany learns hard lessons from its past but we seem to have neglected to take some of those lessons to heart ourselves.

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (1)

QuasiSteve (2042606) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233224)

The document is indeed very revealing, and damning. It wouldn't fly here in NL either, especially because of the gay/lesbian part.

I guess one other interesting thing is that this filter is publicly available at all. If we can see it, clearly their students should be able to see it - albeit perhaps not from the school network.

Which means that kids are just going to go out of their way to either evade the list (rot13 will do), or trigger it creatively in ways that will get calls placed to their parents (who, preferably, would be let in on this by the student and will just have a hearty laugh).

That said, I suspect that e-mail sent from/to their network are always viewable by staff anyway, and they probably do search them / spot check them for certain individuals that teachers have brought up in meetings already.. this tool just makes it easier (well, lazier).

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (1)

Gaygirlie (1657131) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233556)

gay, lesbian (WTF) which get delivered but ALSO copied to the staff address.

That is deeply disturbing.

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (1)

Dachannien (617929) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233176)

Also, I expected to see a story about their newfangled contraption actually eating homework, given the title. Instead, all we get is a dirty words list (tee hee [icanhascheezburger.com] ).

Is this the "American Freedom"? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37233194)

Is this the coveted "American Freedom" I heard so much about as a youth growing up in communist Hungary?

Re:Is this the "American Freedom"? (3, Informative)

Ashriel (1457949) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233310)

Oh, "freedom" is just a marketing slogan here in the U.S. It gets us lots of immigrants that will work for less pay and fewer benefits. The illegal ones are especially beneficial, since they'll work for next to nothing with no benefits.

When politicians use the word, they mean economic freedom - e.g., the right to screw other people out of their money.

Reading it's like chasing a fart in a hurricane (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37233338)

You're NEVER going to get it.

Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (1, Insightful)

BondGamer (724662) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233354)

This is the type of summary we can expect now that Cmdr Taco is gone.

goats (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37233074)

goates [goatse.fr]

Conditioning young people to censorship (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37233076)

If I understand the headline right, they're actually preventing e-mails from sending with certain words in them.

Why in the world would you want to teach children this is OK to do to citizens?

If there are any words I'd like added to the list as "naughty", "Content Compliance" should be at the top of the list.

Re:Conditioning young people to censorship (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37233094)

It's ok - they censored the word censorship so you censored from emailing about censorship. I think there should be a 'Yo Dawg' in there somewhere...

Re:Conditioning young people to censorship (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37233106)

Why in the world would you want to teach children this is OK to do to citizens?

So that they'll grow up fully accommodated to a world where censorship is normal and expected. Why else?

OH yea (1)

Registered Coward v2 (447531) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233080)

I tried to type but after the f and 2 * and K it disappeared. Dam

So... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37233082)

...what was the actual point here? I kinda lost it sometime after clicking the tenth link.

Re:So... (2)

Culture20 (968837) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233108)

...what was the actual point here? I kinda lost it sometime after clicking the tenth link.

Too bad. The last link was the potentially most interesting, but it's behind a login.

Re:So... (1)

Muros (1167213) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233128)

Worked for me. Shows a list of banned words:

anal anus arse ass asses asshole assholes asskisser asswipe ballsack bastard beastiality biatch bitch bitches bitchin bitching blowjob blowjobs boner boob boobies boobs bullshit bunghole buttface buttfuck buttfucker butthole buttplug circlejerk clit clitoris cock cocks cocksuck cocksucker cocksucking cum cumming cums cumshot cunilingus cunillingus cunnilingus cunt cuntlick cuntlicker cuntlicking cunts damn dick dike dildo dildos dipshit douchebag dumbass dyke ejaculate ejaculated ejaculates ejaculating ejaculation fag fagget fagging faggit faggot faggs fagot fagots fags fatass fatso felatio fellatio fingerfuck fingerfucked fingerfucker fingerfuckers fingerfucking fingerfucks fistfuck fistfucked fistfucker fistfuckers fistfucking fistfuckings fistfucks fuck fucked fucker fuckers fuckin fucking fuckings fuckme fucks fudgepacker gangbang gangbanged gangbangs gaysex goddamn gonads hardon hardcoresex hell homo hooker horniest horny hotsex hussy jackass jackingoff jackoff jack-off jerk-off jism jiz jizm jizz lesbo mothafuck mothafucka mothafuckas mothafuckaz mothafucked mothafucker mothafuckers mothafuckin mothafucking mothafuckings mothafucks motherfuck motherfucked motherfucker motherfuckers motherfuckin motherfucking motherfuckings motherfucks muff nig nigga nigger niggers orgasm orgasms pecker penis phonesex pissoff prick pricks pube pussies pussy pussys queer rape raped retard screw scrotum shit shited shitfull shiting shits shitted shitter shitters shitting shitty sleaze slut sluts smut spunk tit titties titty twat vagina wank whore

Theres also a list of "concern words":

gun shoot stab knife kill hurt fight murder attack punch hate suicide cutting drug drugs pot weed marijuana grass blunt toke stoned beer alcohol booze drunk gay lesbian porn sex molest molested molesting naked nude

Re:So... (1)

Asgerix (1035824) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233168)

Probably worked for you because you are already logged in to google.

Use this link [google.com] to avoid logging in.

Re:So... (1)

Muros (1167213) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233480)

AH yes, I was.

Re:So... (2)

Culture20 (968837) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233246)

Thanks! Hmm, so if I'm a kid in school, I can't do a report about blue-footed boobies, call a stupid person a "boob", even in fictional dialogue. Discuss smoking a fag or taking a faggot off my saddle and throwing it on the fire. Or write about homo sapiens. Or jackasses (the donkey, not the human variety), Discuss the dikes' roles in New Orleans flood. Horny toads. Hell (no Dante's Inferno?). Roosters. Wood peckers. Cats. Queer (unusual). Retardation (slowing of growth). Carpentry (screw). Twitter (twat; past tense of tweet).
The unintended use of this list to auto-censor is to remove non-offensive definitions of these words from common use, thus solidifying the newer, offensive definitions. A net loss for the English language.

Re:So... (1)

arth1 (260657) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233332)

Hmm, so if I'm a kid in school, I can't do a report about blue-footed boobies, call a stupid person a "boob", even in fictional dialogue.

They really have it in for the Audubon society, because you mustn't say tit, cock or pecker.

I also thought that fudgepacker was a honest profession.

Re:So... (1)

CharlyFoxtrot (1607527) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233408)

Twitter (twat; past tense of tweet)..

No [the-conjugation.com] . There are at least 2 towns called [wikipedia.org] Twatt [wikipedia.org] though.

Re:So... (1)

residieu (577863) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233396)

So, I guess there's no talking about Tricky Dick in History class. Or about Dick Clark or Dick van Dyke (banned on two counts). Or any Richard in class whose parents used the nickname Dick and it stuck (not that I've seen any of those recently)

Re:So... (1)

residieu (577863) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233416)

I guess it could be worse. They could have used the regular expression functionality. I wonder how many legitimate words would be caught by .*fuck.* ?

Re:So... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37233178)

Log in with any Google account.

Then don't use Google Censor (1)

jonfr (888673) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233140)

If in doubt, do not use Google Censor.

But this is just beyond stupid I must say.

Re:Then don't use Google Censor (1)

Runaway1956 (1322357) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233388)

I would phrase that a little differently.

"If in doubt, don't censor."

Censorship is almost never a "good thing", and it's just so easy for it to become a "bad thing". To have your school hovering over you, watching all your emails, your homework, everything you do seems preposterous to me.

Scunthorpe problem again (1)

shoppa (464619) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233142)

Took me a while to decode the original article because it manages to wander all over the place.

Synopsis: The Scunthorpe Problem all over again [wikipedia.org]

Re:Scunthorpe problem again (1)

CyberDragon777 (1573387) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233220)

Clbuttic!

Billy the 8 year old terrorist... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37233208)

Billy the 8 year old gets the school to put him on a terror watch list without doing anything bad (see line 32 of the bounce/deliver words) with this excerpt from his 2nd grade story.

after it rained, the shoot of grass drunk the rain while a naked weed experienced the cutting attack of a drunk landscaper.

Relevant Penny Arcade comic (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37233218)

... is "Prefanity [penny-arcade.com] ".

Why censor? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37233238)

Why not teach the kids to not be assholes? Bad words are only hurtful when

What the watermelon? (1)

flinkflonk (573023) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233242)

"Nasty word" lists have, do and will never work. It's to easy to push new memes that look totally innocent - see subject :)

oh no!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37233252)

Wait... so at the bottom of the NSFW custom objectionable word list, it says 'ignore' for office docs, and images?

So, a kid can send porn images around, or can attach a word/OOo doc, and say whatever they want?

Oh no! Crap!

Homework (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37233260)

Some kid is going to have a terrible report on birds if he can't include the tit and pecker.

Makes some subjects impossible (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37233270)

I hope no student wants to write about the Bush's vice president. Or the prolific works of Phillip K. Or Tracy. Or use certain quotes from many books.

Or a description of the digestive system for biology. Or mention what species humans are. Or use the other name for rooster.

Or the reproductive system for health class.

Or any discussion of the afterlife.

Or reference a violent sexual crime.

Or have any sort of poetic license in creative writing, which is supposed to teach how to use words. This includes the bad ones.

"CHAINSAW IT" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37233274)

Related: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulIOrQasR18 [youtube.com] [Jon Lajoie]

Just wait for it to fail the breast cancer test (1)

Joe_Dragon (2206452) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233296)

Just wait for it to fail the breast cancer test and who will take the blame then?

Re:Just wait for it to fail the breast cancer test (1)

betterunixthanunix (980855) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233378)

$10 says that schools using this censorship system will have special computers that students can use for research that contains words like "breast" or "penis," and that students will have to be supervised while using those computers. I mean, why not train our kids to think that censorship is the norm and that the only way you can get around it is while an authority figure is supervising your work?

Re:Just wait for it to fail the breast cancer test (1)

travisco_nabisco (817002) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233496)

Yes, because the best way for kids to search for porn is to use the words 'breast' and 'penis'. Give the kids more credit than that, they grew up with computers and are probably capable of getting to porn using only a mouse if you start them on the Google home page.

Re:Just wait for it to fail the breast cancer test (1)

betterunixthanunix (980855) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233562)

Indeed, but the panic over what children might be exposed to on the Internet has led to censorship being implemented in schools -- and if it were not for that pesky "first amendment," we would have seen a censored Internet nationwide in this country long ago.

In its defense (2)

uglyMood (322284) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233304)

The objectional word list is hilarious if you imagine it being read by Porky Pig.

Interesting word list (1)

kilodelta (843627) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233344)

They blocked 'scrotum', 'screw', and 'gonads'? This ought to make the science and engineering classes interesting.

Re:Interesting word list (1)

betterunixthanunix (980855) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233402)

Engineering classes? Before college? Not likely in this country.

As for scrotum and gonads, I do not recall hearing those words mentioned in any biology and "health education" classes, so I guess that will not be a problem either. If you are reading this and thinking, "What the hell is going on with education over there," you must have not been paying attention -- American education is second rate. Schools in America are really meant to condition people to accept a particular social order and hierarchy (unless you are wealthy enough to send your children to private school).

Re:Interesting word list (1)

Alwinner (1576143) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233414)

They allowed erection and sperm.

Far scarier is the "concern" list... (2)

Lunatrik (1136121) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233352)

Banning words is pretty bad, but what do you think the admin staff can do with a "concern" list? If you click through to the North Carolina google doc filter, you get the following set of words:

gun shoot stab knife kill hurt fight murder attack punch hate suicide cutting drug drugs pot weed marijuana grass blunt toke stoned beer alcohol booze drunk gay lesbian porn sex molest molested molesting naked nude

Based on the site, admins are forwarded messages with those terms but they are still delivered. If I was a parent I would not let my kids play in this sandbox...

Could we slashdot Google? (1)

Runaway1956 (1322357) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233370)

I know, it's Sunday, traffic is low, and Google has more servers than anyone. But, I'm watching "Anonymous user xxxx has opened this document" pop up, repeatedly. And, I'm just wondering if we could ever slashdot Google to death. It would be fun to try!

So much for Shakespeare & Shop Class (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37233404)

Prick was used more than once by the bard to my memory. Never in reference to the penis, although I had a girlfriend at university that probably could have proven how he actually meant penis.

And screw? Really? That's hardware. Which reminds me, I didn't see vibrator on the list.

Watching the /. effect in action (1)

AngryNick (891056) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233406)

Seeing how many people actually read TFA is more interesting than the topic. 2,157 annon viewers and counting.

Censorship is least of their concerns (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37233422)

This stupid article should be about the stupidity of a school using google docs at all. I guess the submitter with his google account just can't grasp it. Too bad that goes double for the editors of this rag. Fuck google and other enslavers! And fuck people aiding them.

Sorry, looks like a reasonable list to me. (3, Insightful)

dpbsmith (263124) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233428)

This doesn't look like a case of censoring the Venus de Milo, or blocking email from someone named Scunthorpe, or anything like that. Nor are there obvious political or religious overtones.

Context matters--what happens to a student who actually uses a "bad" word in an innocent context--"It was a bitch and she had the purtiest coat. I said to the feller owned her, ' When she finds pups,' says I, 'I'd like one.'"--Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, "The Yearling." Or someone who quotes the F-word passage from "The Catcher in the Rye." Or someone who just barely crosses the line in, let's say, a creative writing piece that too-accurately reports the colloquial language of her peers. The actions the school takes matter. But the list itself, as a trigger for action, seems pretty sensible.

One could easily write an essay on eroticism in Walt Whitman ("I sing the body electric,") or Shakespeare playing to the groundlings ("Spake ye of country matters?"), without violating the list.

This list doesn't look like ludicrous overreaching to me. I enjoyed my giggles from reading it as much as anyone else, and am amused by its being available in an open Google Docs document. But it doesn't reflect poorly on North Canton schools.

Any high school student who uses these words in a piece of schoolwork is either committed a mistake--a mistake that could potentially cost them a job if their adult life--or they're engaged in a breaching experiment. Either way, it is perfectly appropriate for the school to take some kind of action.

Re:Sorry, looks like a reasonable list to me. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37233448)

You're an idiot.

Re:Sorry, looks like a reasonable list to me. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37233588)

You've never paid attention in biology class, have you?

encryped? (1)

jmichaelg (148257) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233470)

I wonder if it matters to the threat scanner that who ever setup the list of threats at North Canton City Schools doesn't know how to spell encrypted.

.

And why would a school block .jobs and .museum? It's as if the school district doesn't want their students to find a job or be educated outside the school.

They don't seem concerned with violence (1)

failedlogic (627314) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233494)

All the words in this list focus on swearing and swearing only. The words that can actually cause harm to people, words that can be used to utter threats of violence are left out. There's no blocks on murder, stabbing, pipebomb.

The only thing I can conclude from their fine list is they don't care if the student's hurt or kill each other or express their desire to do so. They just don't want them to make love.

Lucretia and Tarquinius (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37233506)

I guess writing a paper about any art or literature about the rape of Lucretia is just right out.

So in other words... (2)

Darkness404 (1287218) | more than 2 years ago | (#37233530)

So in other words they are making sure that students can't quote (real) literature? Just about any decent book not intended for Kindergarteners has some swearing in it. Not only that but often schools have students read books with "Nigger" as a main part of the dialogue (Huckleberry Finn, To Kill A Mockingbird, etc.) making it nearly impossible to write an essay on that topic. Or what about quoting Shakespeare, this passage from A Midsummer's Night Dream comes to mind:

Made senseless things begin to do them wrong; For briers and thorns at their apparel snatch; Some sleeves, some hats, from yielders all things catch. I led them on in this distracted fear, And left sweet Pyramus translated there: When in that moment, so it came to pass, Titania waked and straightway loved an ass.

Heck, half the comedy in the play revolves around the double meaning of the word ass.

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