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Re: affective pronouns

From:Tim May <butsuri@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 31, 2002, 0:48
Roger Mills writes:
 > Philip Newton wrote:
 > >(As I read recently, apparently Yahoo has a filter which replaces
 > >certain J.a.v.a.S.c.r.i.p.t words with others, even in the middle
 > >of other words -- with the result that m.e.d.i.e.v.a.l turns into
 > >medireview because it contains the "dirty" word e.v.a.l --
 > Can't poor Yahooo afford a spell checker?  eval isn't even a word,
 > never mind a dirty one..........

It's a word in Javascript.  I'm not aware of any programming languages
which consider a certain class of reserved words to be "dirty",

Incidentally, I hear they've stopped doing this (after being made fun
of all over the Internet).