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Censor words that contain these letters in a row.

3 votes

f-u-c-k

Not like there are any legitamate words that use these letters in a row.

asked Oct 6, 2012 by trachy
trachy, there is one.....
Remove the hyphens between the letters. There's that one word.
Yeah, but that's already censorerd. Voted.

1 Answer

1 vote

Probably not gonna bother with this as it can get pretty complex. And there are some words that can be in other words, e.g. the word "mishit" (mis-hit).

Nerdy Computer Science fact: this type of issue is known as the Scunthorpe Problem.

answered Oct 20, 2012 by Pokemaster
In June 2008, a news site run by the American Family Association filtered an Associated Press article on sprinter Tyson Gay, replacing instances of "gay" with "homosexual", thus rendering his name as "Tyson Homosexual".
 The word "ass" may be replaced by "butt", resulting in "clbuttic" for "classic" and "buttbuttinate" for "assassinate".

XD Those are great.
However, there were no mistakes mentioned being made regarding the word "f-u-c-k". And as I said, I don't think there are any words that contain those letters in a row, at least not any that have common usage and couldn't easily be replaced.