posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 01:02 AM
I was reading someone's post in another thread earlier and noticed in his post that he has described someones' nationality as 'nigerian'.
Having been a bit touched by their sensetivity, I started replying to the post to point out his mistake only to find that it had been originally
typed correctly (n.i.g.e.r.i.a.n.) but the filters had grabbed it and made it 'less offensive'.
Originally posted by Conspiracy Theorist
Its hits on a very emotional subject, then goes on to say that it requires $30,000,000 to initiate a lawsuit against bush. Where this figure comes
from, I dont know.
To me it seems like an updated version of the 419 scam. You have heard of the nigerian email scam havent you?
The difference being that the unsolicited emails request a donation rather than your bank account details.
About 6th post down...
I am now quite upset by this as a nationality has now been filtered and, if anything, it makes it look even more offensive than the N word!
Is this really the state of the world? Has political correctness been taken out of context to such extremes that words which may appear similar to
offensive words are added to a filter because they may be deemed offensive, even if mispelt?
Let's see how some examples look and see how offensive a perfectly innocent statement may seem...
'My pen pal is coming of from nigeria, she lives about 20 miles from the River niger, her mother is French and her Father is nigerian. '
'nigeria is a country which borders the country of niger...'
I'll leave you with that thought, and hope that someone somewhere will see what an awful mistake they have made!
For those of you who are already offended by my post, please reply to it and you'll see that I missed out a vital letter.
Ok, so it needs to be lower case for it to be filtered but...
[edit on 11-12-2007 by morgansolutions]