October 26, 2001

Bowdlerized by Microsoft

Author: JT Smith

Reported at the New York Times (free registration required to view article): ""Microsoft's approach
regarding the spell checker dictionary and thesaurus is to not suggest words that may have
offensive uses or provide offensive definitions for any words. The dictionary and spell
checker is updated with each release of Office to ensure that the tools reflect current
social and cultural environments.""
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