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Friday 8 October 2010

Google Instant: rudie words on Google - what's banned, what's not.

Thanks to Popbitch, I've just read all about which words are banned - and which are allowed - on Google Instant.

If you use Google, you will have been exposed to Google Instant without realising it.

It's kinda like predictive text for Google. Type in O, then P, then R, and watch the word 'Oprah' come up as the suggested word you are looking for.

Type in 'bitch' and you can forget it. Google Instant will have none of that. The same for 'nipples'. One 'nipple' is okay. Two nipples? Why you dirty bastard.

Conversely, 'bastard'? No problem. 'Bastardo'? Non va bene!

Oh, it's so fun to see what Google Instant considers offensive.

Here is an excerpt from the article written on the snigger-worthy topic, plus the list of words that are deemed a no-no in the eyes of Google.

Google Blacklist - Words That Google Instant Doesn't Like

Google Instant is the latest incarnation of the search engine that fills in potential responses as you type them into the Google search bar. Some people think this is great while others feel like Google is reading their minds and are freaked out by it. We believe it's fun for at least one reason.

Like everything these days, great care must be taken to ensure that as few people as possible are offended by anything. Google Instant is no exception. Somewhere within Google there exists a master list of "bad words" and evil concepts that Google Instant is programmed to not act upon, lest someone see something offensive in the instant results... even if that's exactly what they typed into the search bar. We call it Google Blacklist.

Give it a try. Go to the Google home page. Type in "puppy" and see the many results that fill your screen. Now type "bitch" and admire the blank screen. In this case, the two words could mean the exact same thing. But Google Instant is erring on the side of caution, protecting the searcher from seeing something they may not want to see.

Continue reading here:


Google Blacklist Words
(the capital letter indicates where the blacklist kicks in)

babeS in toyland
camel Toe
gay bOy
paris Hilton
phone seX
sasha Grey

'Paris Hilton'? And 'lesbian'? Seriously?

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