Google's autocomplete blacklist

Google's autocompleting Google Instant has a long blacklist of forbidden words that don't get autocompleted, including "Linda Lovelace," "4chan," "ass" "dirty pillows" "are [jews|christians|catholics, etc]", "sexy" and many others. More interesting is the non-blacklisted words (including "goat.se," "outercourse" and "blood play") though whether this is the result of a failure of prurience in the engineering team tasked with coming up with the list, or some value judgment, is impossible to know. I suppose that dirty Google autocompletes are the 21st century equivalent of looking up dirty words in the class dictionary (my school had a dictionary that defined "lesbian" as "one addicted to the unnatural vice of Sappho"). (via Super Punch)
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