All too often in public life, prude defeats rude.
It infects the world of electronics. Steve Jobs always wanted you to know that there was no, never, any possibility of porn on Apple products.
Try typing "f***" into your iPhone and see it chastely insist that you must mean "duck."
Now Android's KitKat has released its latest rigorous list of words that are not automatically de rigueur. These are words that when you start to type them don't exist in your phone's life experience -- which in the case of 4.4 KitKat is 165,000 English words.
I am ducking my head gratefully to Wired for having poured through 4.4. KitKat's source code to decipher the 4,000 words that will not be heard.
Unsurprisingly, "gonadotrophia" is on the list. Any suggestion of stimulation to private parts must be kept in private. Your Android phone is far too public for such talk.… Read more