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(Fox News)   George Carlin's ghost presents the 1,400 words you can't use on Android   ( foxnews.com) divider line
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2013-12-03 04:22:40 PM  
Before anyone gets too bent out of shape about this, is it the same for iPhones and Windows units?
 
2013-12-03 04:27:11 PM  
Can't, except for the fact that you can.
 
2013-12-03 04:41:02 PM  
The solution, says Wired, is to go into the app's settings menu and disable the word-blocking filter. Then you can have all the "coitus" you like.

is this true?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-12-03 04:58:33 PM  
"Taken as a whole," Wired concludes, "Google's list suggests not only a surprising discomfort with sexuality, but also reproductive health and undergarments."

It suggests to me a well founded concern that users may inadvertently cause themselves great personal or professional embarrassment by asking the boss about her panties instead of her presentation.
 
2013-12-03 05:05:40 PM  
The list includes "coitus"
 
2013-12-03 05:06:53 PM  
 The list includes "coitus"


cdn.mos.totalfilm.com
 
2013-12-03 05:25:31 PM  

ZAZ: "Taken as a whole," Wired concludes, "Google's list suggests not only a surprising discomfort with sexuality, but also reproductive health and undergarments."

It suggests to me a well founded concern that users may inadvertently cause themselves great personal or professional embarrassment by asking the boss about her panties instead of her presentation.


I just hope they both wipe and slide
 
2013-12-03 05:39:00 PM  
The solution, says Wired, is to go into the app's settings menu and disable the word-blocking filter. Then you can have all the "coitus" you like.


If only it were that simple.
 
2013-12-03 05:58:24 PM  

shanrick: The solution, says Wired, is to go into the app's settings menu and disable the word-blocking filter. Then you can have all the "coitus" you like.

is this true?


To the first part, yes. You do have to disable it in two places (last time I had to you did, it may be just one now)

As for having all the coitus you like, YMMV
 
2013-12-03 06:01:26 PM  

Steve Zodiac: Before anyone gets too bent out of shape about this, is it the same for iPhones and Windows units?


http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/07/16/the-apple-kill-list -w hat-your-iphone-doesn-t-want-you-to-type.html

iPhone, yes they do. They also delete emails containing certain words instead of just dumping them in a spam filter.

Don't care enough about Windows to know.
 
2013-12-03 06:12:16 PM  
This has nothing to do with blocking and everything to do with not automatically popping up potentially inappropriate suggestions or corrections unless you really want it to.
 
2013-12-03 06:12:59 PM  
I've noticed my Nexus 4 won't suggest "sucks", ever. It's really annoying, and seems like a pretty minor word. I use the swype-like functionality a lot and it's really frustrating to have it always enter "sticks" or "such" instead.
 
2013-12-03 06:37:06 PM  

nytmare: This has nothing to do with blocking and everything to do with not automatically popping up potentially inappropriate suggestions or corrections unless you really want it to.


Exactly, it isn't a list of censored words, it is a list of words you don't want to add accidentally, so it is going to tend to be very broad.
 
2013-12-03 06:37:12 PM  

Steve Zodiac: Before anyone gets too bent out of shape about this, is it the same for iPhones and Windows units?


Over the years my iphone has picked up a rich, deep and complex swearing vocabulary that was certainly not in its original autocorrect.
 
2013-12-03 06:40:17 PM  
I thought most smartphones learned new words if you typed them frequently enough?  Isn't that the point of a spellchecker- to have an additional user-based dictionary?
 
2013-12-03 06:40:58 PM  

Piizzadude: iPhone, yes they do. They also delete emails containing certain words instead of just dumping them in a spam filter.


That's. . . disconcerting and worth further research if true.
 
2013-12-03 06:44:27 PM  
There is actually an option in the settings that will allow Android's autocorrect to suggest the words on this list. If I type in "duck", my autocorrect will actually suggest "fark" as a substitute.
 
2013-12-03 06:54:10 PM  

downstairs: I thought most smartphones learned new words if you typed them frequently enough?  Isn't that the point of a spellchecker- to have an additional user-based dictionary?


Yes. But if that dictionary is being overridden by a list of words that will never appear in autocorrect, it won't matter how often you use the word. As someone upthread said: it prevents professional users from accidentally sending inappropriate messages to colleagues.
 
2013-12-03 06:54:31 PM  
Swype is pretty much the same way.  Thankfully it has cloud save so I don't have to reprogram it to learn key words like skittletits when I get a new Android phone.  Still it's pretty annoying that these companies feel the need to take the puritanical route when it comes to dictionaries.
 
2013-12-03 07:20:22 PM  
I didn't know there was 1400 fun words.
 
2013-12-03 08:11:52 PM  
So the article subby linked to is on Fox News, was originally published in the New York Post, and is about an article on Wired. Why, subby, why????
 
2013-12-03 08:22:57 PM  
I see you Google Keyboardin' with the girl I love and I'm like

Duck youuu~
 
2013-12-03 08:24:34 PM  
Farthat
Twat
Coitus
Panties

My keyboard works just fine(lame excuse to post stuff).
 
2013-12-03 08:29:20 PM  

Handsome B. Wonderful: I didn't know there was 1400 fun words.


1401: Titterywhoppet.
 
2013-12-03 10:15:05 PM  
static.fyouautocorrect.com
 
2013-12-03 10:20:52 PM  
This shift can fixing such a disc
 
2013-12-03 11:02:50 PM  
FTA: "Taken as a whole," Wired concludes, "Google's list suggests not only a surprising discomfort with sexuality, but also reproductive health and undergarments."

Does the company that sponsored this Pride Parade float seem uncomfortable with sexuality?

i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-03 11:40:19 PM  
Saves them a nasty fax from the AFA.
 
2013-12-03 11:43:58 PM  

skinink: [static.fyouautocorrect.com image 351x480]


People don't even put any effort into fake images these days.
 
2013-12-03 11:51:38 PM  

Steve Zodiac: Before anyone gets too bent out of shape about this, is it the same for iPhones and Windows units?


Why does that even matter?

Wait, are you one of those people who root for a corporation? "Don't get upset at Company X, because look! Company Y, that you should totally hate, does the same/worse than. Now, ignore what Company X has done and get back to buying THEIR crap that within 24 months you'll be sending off to the landfill!"
 
2013-12-03 11:57:49 PM  

Gordon Bennett: Steve Zodiac: Before anyone gets too bent out of shape about this, is it the same for iPhones and Windows units?

Over the years my iphone has picked up a rich, deep and complex swearing vocabulary that was certainly not in its original autocorrect.


This. Fark, farks, farker, farkin, farking, farkery, they all have a time and place.
 
2013-12-04 12:13:04 AM  
Twatwaffel?
 
2013-12-04 12:16:37 AM  

Fano: Handsome B. Wonderful: I didn't know there was 1400 fun words.

1401: Titterywhoppet.


1402: Armbar
 
2013-12-04 12:32:33 AM  

Handsome B. Wonderful: I didn't know there was 1400 fun words.


Off by a thousand. I present to you George Carlin's updated list.
 
2013-12-04 12:50:55 AM  
The article can't seem to make up its mind if these words are 'banned' or if they are auto-correct entries.  A word being banned won't be entered in to the system, it won't send an SMS with that word in it and so on.   Auto-correct is a totally different thing and believe it or not such features have been in phones since the Nokia 3210.   fark regularly becomes Duck... until it's told otherwise.
 
2013-12-04 01:21:08 AM  

Peki: Piizzadude: iPhone, yes they do. They also delete emails containing certain words instead of just dumping them in a spam filter.

That's. . . disconcerting and worth further research if true.


Last I looked it was. They claimed that it was a spam filter issue that was set way too high. Never heard if it was rectified.
 
2013-12-04 01:22:13 AM  

DerAppie: downstairs: I thought most smartphones learned new words if you typed them frequently enough?  Isn't that the point of a spellchecker- to have an additional user-based dictionary?

Yes. But if that dictionary is being overridden by a list of words that will never appear in autocorrect, it won't matter how often you use the word. As someone upthread said: it prevents professional users from accidentally sending inappropriate messages to colleagues.


funny if i add it to a dictionary it always shows up...
 
2013-12-04 01:44:34 AM  
This actually sounds a lot more like something functionality-related rather than moralistic.  "Sex" won't autofill because a three-letter autofill will override a lot of crap that is longer and might be what you're actually looking for.  "Coitus" is a stupid word that, likewise, seems much more likely to be displacing the word you actually want than being an accurate prediction, and so on.

Basically this is less censorship and more Google trying to make predicative text, y'know... predictive and shiat.  Thus the vast majority of the words being in no way foul or prone to unfortunate implications.
 
2013-12-04 02:32:07 AM  
In before any reference to "The Big Leb..."

DAMMIT!!
 
2013-12-04 04:01:16 AM  

Steve Zodiac: Before anyone gets too bent out of shape about this, is it the same for iPhones and Windows units?


If it were, you wouldnt see all those hillarious "autocorrect" texts where iPhone decides you meant something dirty

I see no problem with this.  It makes SURE you mean to say something dirty before sending it to  your mother.
 
2013-12-04 08:41:32 AM  

Handsome B. Wonderful: Fano: Handsome B. Wonderful: I didn't know there was 1400 fun words.

1401: Titterywhoppet.

1402: Armbar


1403: Semprini
 
2013-12-04 11:26:37 AM  

nytmare: This has nothing to do with blocking and everything to do with not automatically popping up potentially inappropriate suggestions or corrections unless you really want it to.


Pretty much all of THIS. Things like "Chromebook" even make sense, because everyone would get bent out of shape because they would assume that their phone is becoming a marketing tool, but yeah, it's really so that the people who WILL be offended don't have the word pop up.

And also, I haven't used the default keyboard in quite awhile(Well, haven't paid attention to the suggestions, anyway), but can't you just long click on a word and add it to the dictionary still?
 
2013-12-04 04:43:47 PM  

SkittlesAreYum: I've noticed my Nexus 4 won't suggest "sucks", ever. It's really annoying, and seems like a pretty minor word. I use the swype-like functionality a lot and it's really frustrating to have it always enter "sticks" or "such" instead.


well maybe you shouldn't be so goddamn negative all the time
 
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