I copied this from when I first posted it on Oct. 20, 2005, (prior to a very similar article by Jake Hurwitz). If you didn't remember his, it would probably make mine funnier. Nevertheless, a link has been provided.
Also, note that it was written before Michael Richards said the N-word.
I was using the N-word waaaaaay before that poser.
Tonight I discovered something interesting not funny, but interesting.
You see, I've been working on my application to Princeton all week, and tonight I was starting to get kinda restless. So while I was typing one of my essays, I decided to start typing a bunch of offensive/cuss words into microsoft word Yeah, right in the middle of my seminary application.
I was interested to see how many of the words would be recognized in the microsoft dictionary. In other words, I wanted to see how many naughty words would have a squiggly red line under them.
Here are my findings:
- "tits" is a word.
- "titties" gets a red squiggly though.
- "turd" is not a wurd.
- "cunt" is apparently not a word.
- "twat" is. (However, the thesaurus offered no synonyms)
- "nigga" is not a word, either.
- "nigger" is*, (but sadly, no synonyms)
* Now, if you type "niggr," then you get the red squiggly. When you right-click, the automatic spell check offers every word but "nigger" to correct your misspelling- even though it's obviously in their dictionary.
It even offers "nigh," before it would ever say,
"Did you mean NIGGER?"
Repeat the experiment for yourself.
I'm pretty sure I don't have a point. I just thought it was interesting.
-plus I needed the break.
I wonder if CH will censor this. I can understand if they do.