Monday, November 13, 2006

Magna cum stultitia

I've heard many amusing and annoying stories about unintended effects of obscenity filters in online fora, but this is the most hilarious I've encountered yet. Yahoo! Answers, where I frequently post in the Languages section, has an objection to the Latin word for "with". I guess the way around this is to use V instead of U as was done in the old engraving style, though technically that's only correct when using all capital letters.

1 comment:

Marve said...

Somehow I doubt typing in all caps would endear you to the rest of Yahoo!Answers. :D