Issue #5625 has been updated by B Kelly.



Alexey Muranov wrote:
> 
> I think this comment is off-topic.

It did, however, produce the best fit of surprised laughter I've
enjoyed in weeks!

In a similarly off-topic vein, I'm reminded of the following anecdote
concerning the omission of profane words from the publication of
18th century lexicographer Samuel Johnson's dictionary:

    Mrs. Digby told me that when she lived in London with her sister
    Mrs. Brooke, they were every now and then honoured by the visits of
    Dr. Johnson.  He called on them one day soon after the publication
    of his immortal dictionary.  The two ladies paid him due compliments
    on the occasion.  Amongst other topics of praise they very much
    commended the omission of all naughty words.  'What! my dears! then
    you have been looking for them?' said the moralist.  The ladies,
    confused at being thus caught, dropped the subject of the dictionary.

      -- H.D. Best, Personal and Literary Memorials, London, 1829,
         printed in Johnsonian Miscellanies, (1897) vol. II, page 390,
         edited by George Birkbeck Hill 


:)

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Bug #5625: Remove profanity and pejoratives
http://redmine.ruby-lang.org/issues/5625

Author: Andrew Grimm
Status: Third Party's Issue
Priority: Normal
Assignee: Eric Hodel
Category: 
Target version: 
ruby -v: ruby 1.8.8dev (2011-05-25) [i386-darwin10.7.0] 


There are currently 6 lines with the f-word, 4 lines with "wtf" that weren't just random combinations of letters, and one line with "bullshit". 

While I personally dislike such profanity, the main benefit from getting rid of it is that it'd mean people of all ages could read Ruby's source code.

There's also three lines where "lame" is used as a pejorative. Using a group of people as a pejorative should be avoided.


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