Auto-replace can be dangerous
Many word-processing programs use auto-replace/auto-correct to fix common misspellings, like automatically changing "thier" to "their". Some sillier "news" organizations automatically replace "Democratic" with "Democrat" when they get stories from the AP feed.
And then there's the American Family Association's (a Christian "decency" organization) which doesn't like the term "gay" and autoreplaces it with "homosexual" in their "OneNews" stories from the AP. Sounds great, except when you get a story about US Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay...err...Tyson Homosexual.
They've fixed it already, but on the Intarwebs, mistakes like this can live on.
Homosexual eases into 100 final at Olympic trials.
Tyson Homosexual easily won his semifinal for the 100 meters at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials and seemed to save something for the final later Sunday.
His wind-aided 9.85 seconds was a fairly cut-and-dry performance compared to what happened a day earlier. On Saturday, Homosexual misjudged the finish in his opening heat and had to scramble to finish fourth, then in his quarterfinal a couple of hours later, ran 9.77 to break the American record that had stood since 1999. […]
Homosexual didn’t get off to a particularly strong start in the first semifinal, but by the halfway mark he had established a comfortable lead. He slowed somewhat over the final 10 meters-nothing like the way-too-soon complete shutdown that almost cost him Saturday. Asked how he felt, Homosexual said: “A little fatigued.”
And there was the case of the large insurance company that didn't want any obscene or scatological words in any document (even an internal informal email) processed on any computer in their company, so they installed software that would replace words like "shit" with "xxxx".
Of course, employees learned to put spaces in between to foil the software, so the company made the software more sophisticated and it would replace "s h i t" with "x x x x" and even "$ h ! t" with "x x x x".
Soon normal sentences like:
"I'm glad they decided to publish it."
became "I'm glad they decided to publixx xx."
Censorship is not funny, but the results sometimes are.
so lets recap, T G.....
a homosexual (according to auto feed) and a Hooker (her real name) have recorded the fastest times in the hundred meters in the olympic trials competition, and actually the fastest times ever, I believe, but their times were wind aided, and thus cant count as actual world records.
They should file a discrimination lawsuit against mother nature, if you ask me....
I saw Tyson Gay run last month at a southern California track invitational. That guy is incredible. If you have betting money, put it on him, because he beat the other world class runners like they were walking backwards.
"The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting him with the Presidency.
It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man as president.
The Republic can survive Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool.
It is less likely to survive the multitude of fools who made him their president".
Prager Zeitung, Czech Republic
I forgot about Hooker! Good catch.
Originally Posted by jaba
Originally Posted by milagros317