Google and Android's list of banned words makes for peculiar reading
In Google's latest Android OS - KitKat - there's a list of words they don't want you to use. The usual swears are in their, but there's other words that are also banned (not banned wholly - you can change the settings and add any word you like into the dictionary) which make Google look really quite peculiar.
So where to start? Of course, the big swear words and anything homophobic or misogynistic is straight into the censored bin, but also, medical terms for genitalia as well as the rather niche 'gonadatrophia', whatever that is. Typically, there are far more words Android doesn't like pertaining to women's junk compared to men's.
On that note, Android doesn't like the rather innocent "intercourse". It also doesn't like the painfully sweet "lovemaking" or "coitus" either.
The list comes in at just over 1,400 English words, which bafflingly includes "geek" and "preggers". And don't think about typing "braless" or "Tampax" either, because they are also included on Google's Mary Whitehouse list. It also doesn't like the word "condom" either, which seems oddly protestant.
It isn't just biological chat either. Google seem to have a policy on the word "morphine" and "demerol" (yet "methamphetamine" is completely fine). Strangest of all is that some of Google's own products are censored. Try and tap "Chromebook" or "AdMob" in and you'll get no help, whereas "iPhone" is completely fine.
Have Google gone a bit Puritan?