BANNED WORDS

  • Condom to sex: Google's weird list of banned words for Android 4.4 KitKat December 9, 2013

    New Delhi: It seems that Google now wants you to make use of words in a more careful and responsible way, and thus, has drawn off many words, including a bunch of profane words, from its builtin dictionary for Android. With the rollout of Android 4.4 KitKat, Google has now...
  • Sexting, stimulus join banned words bandwagon January 1, 2010

    Kansas City: If you recently tweeted about how you were chillaxin for the holiday, take note: Fifteen particularly over or misused words and phrases have been declared "shovelready" to be "unfriended" by a US university's annual list of terms that deserve to be banned. After thousands of nominations of words and...
  • 'Post9/11' in list of 2008's banned words January 1, 2008

    Detroit: Resist the urge to say you will "wordsmith" your list of New Year's resolutions rather than write one. And don't utter, "It is what it is" when you fail to meet your first goal. Those are two of the 19 words or phrases that appear in Lake Superior State University's...