NSFW: The Man Don’t Give A Phuq: Pure Filth

By Kieron Gillen on December 9th, 2008 at 9:43 am.

Spermicidal bi-sexuals are like buses. They go all night on major routes. (What? - Ed)

I noticed this up on Friday over at Qt3 on Friday. And it’s my favourite profanity-based coding thing since that list of porn-sites got onto B-17 all those years back. Basically, going through ATV-racer Pure‘s file structure, gamers have found an entire folder full with extensive lists of swearing. In several languages. What’s up? Well, it appears to be the word-filters for the game (A Qt3 poster claims it’s Pure-publisher Disney’s standard one). I suspect for an age-rating-3-and-over game, this wasn’t exactly planned.

It’s quite the list. And here’s some of our favourites. NSFW, clearly.

beastial

This is primarily just cracking down on extravagant adjective abuse and bad spelling.

chick2chick
chick4chick
chickforchick
chickonchick
chicks2chicks
chicks4chicks
chicksforchicks
chicksonchicks
chickstochicks
chicktochick

I just find lists like this intrinsically funny.

slattern

Just in case your gran gets online and starts trash-talking strangers.

copulated
copulates
copulating
copulation

And to cut off the mouthy biologists.

fornicate
fornicates
fornicating
fornication

And the mouthy fundamentalist Christians.

dildoe

And the general illiterate. Though that’s kinda understandable.

domination

What… I’m not allowed to win repeatedly against a lesser player? I don’t understand.

hairpies

With my terrible comprehension, whilst scanning the list I thought this read “Harpies”. Poor Greek Mythic creatures, thought I.

nymph

Actually, maybe it is cracking down against mythology.

pen15

John’s proudest moment is when he made someone join the PEN 15 club over the internet. As it should be.

scheiss
scheisse

I like that the English list finds time to crack down on German swearing.

Loads more, obvious, including some we had to look up because American swearing is strange and underdeveloped compared to the mother tongue. Generally speaking, you suspect the list was pushed up to full size by someone clicking through Urban Dictionary and selecting words at random.

Of course, we can’t understand the foreign ones, so RPS’ overseas contingent should feel free to point out their own. Er… with some asterisks, because they’ll turn up in the comments thread to the right and we don’t want RPS to become Gaming’s hotbed for non-English-profanity.

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  1. Meat Circus says:

    “Gerbiling” is bad?

    Awww. ATV racing ain’t ATV racing unless you do it with a small mammal up your arse. :((((((

  2. Dan says:

    Dildoe sounds rather exotic. Some new deer?

  3. pepper says:

    Guys, they put Asielzoeker in the Dutch list, which are people that try to get asylum in a foreign country, if I translated it right to english. And allochtoon, which is a acronym for people that have a foreign identity, or have parent that aren’t Dutch. So it looks like the list itself is slighty skewed and doesnt want people to discuss politics!

  4. Malagate says:

    @Pepper, or it’s a list that wants to exclude the Dutch equivalent of Daily Mail readers, no better way to shut them up than to not let them talk about Asylum Seekers.
    Hairpies? That just makes me think of what pies Sweeny Todd would make if he didn’t murder anyone but just used the clippings. Less demonic but harder to make money from, as people are delicious according to the story right?

  5. Kieron Gillen says:

    Meat: They take away all our fun :(

    KG

  6. espy says:

    I am not going to google “zipperheads”, no I won’t.

  7. qrter says:

    Well, yes, “asielzoeker” is the Dutch word for “asylum seeker” and “allochtoon” is the word for someone who wasn’t born here (as opposed to “autochtoon”, which is when you were indeed born here).

    To be fair, people who choose tags like that generally aren’t really interested in ‘discussing politics’.. ;)

    Looking at the Dutch list I’m mystified by the inclusion of “bitchklap”, which is a strange, literal half-translation of “bitchslap” (guess which half!), but “bitchslap” itself isn’t included. You’d think the English list would have that one, maybe that’s why it isn’t included, but the Dutch list does have a couple of pure English words and their Dutch mongrel versions (“motherfucker” becomes “moddurfokker”, for example).

  8. pepper says:

    @qrter But still, its definitely an odd list, I would never have included some of those words. Heck, some of those words i didnt even know, or that they could be connected in those ways, maby i should print it out so i always have a list with original swearwords on hand!

  9. Sucram says:

    The same thing happened to the BBC when they released an AIR app for the olympics. Their list also had a few gems.

  10. duel90 says:

    haha, they didnt include Bollocks

  11. pepper says:

    Thats Bollocks!!

  12. Tei says:

    clbuttic error

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    phuzz says:

    New RPS compo: Which of your favorite sweary words didn’t make it?

    And for some reason they’ve missed out the most offensive word in the known galaxy……

    Belgium

  14. BC says:

    Gays and beavers don’t exist in Disneyland, under any context presumably.

  15. Tei says:

    What I don’t understand Is why people make a problem about this.

    I like free speech, and I hate to have a filter on a program, for childrens or other people. Childrens also have free speech (I suppose).

    Now, there as be a way to make a filter, If you want a filter. So has to be implemented somehow. And a simple text file could be a good way to store the date.

    So, why this “OMGZ UR USIGN TEXT/PLAIN 4 STORE BAD WORD5!!ONNNENENENE” ?.
    If you don’t like bad words, don’t look into the files of a program with a blacklist style filter for it.

  16. Gap Gen says:

    I guess some words for asylum seekers might be borderline racial slurs, so companies err on the side of caution. Except people studying electrochemistry, who err on the side of cation.

  17. StormTec says:

    Tei: I’m looking at the comments thus far, and the only person making a big deal out of anything appears to be you. I see everyone else taking the piss…

  18. Steve says:

    My two favourates from this list have to be lovehole and .com

  19. Ginger Yellow says:

    The best thing about this story is that by the logic established by the ESRB and the US legal system over Hot Coffee, the fact that you can find this content on the disc means the game should have an M rating. Even though its purpose is to prevent people playing the game from encountering the objectionable content in the first place and ensure an ‘E’ rating.

  20. Skurmedel says:

    I didn’t find any swedish ones, although I did find some that looked danish. Couldn’t find the norwegian “pult”. Some of the english ones work well in nordic languages though, like “anal” and “phallous”.

  21. Arnulf says:

    Funny. Bollocks is missing. :)

    Couldn’t find Arschloch, Sackgesicht and Hurensohn. I thought, german swearwords were included?

  22. Arnulf says:

    Ah yes! Why is .com banned? Seriously I’m scratching my head here.

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    Stense says:

    I say just block the entire dictionary and put a stop to all this filth. To think that someone may actually use (and forgive me for such an outburst here) the word ‘nude’ or even ‘underwear’… disgusting.

  24. Kangarootoo says:

    I notice the words bisexual and homosexual appear on the banned list, but hetrosexual doesn’t. How very DisneyWorldOrder. I’m surprised “single mother” isn’t on there too.

  25. Meat Circus says:

    Disney don’t want us LOLGAYS playing their games.

    Heaven forbid.

  26. Bobsy says:

    .com is banned to prevent people advertising websites that could fill naive folks computers with spyware and viruses. Or links to porn.

  27. Matt Kemp says:

    Arnulf: My guess is it’s so you can’t send links to dodgy websites for people. (By the way, visit my fave website, kiddycatcher.com!)

  28. Tei says:

    Notes:
    Engllish_USA vs English_UK

    The USA version seems the UK version with stuff added.
    All women2women is added. (and guys2.. teen2.. etc..)
    The spanking, voyeus, slaves, rump,enema.. etc.

    The english virgin version is “Virgin”, as in “The Virgin”. Maybe theres only one in UK.
    This is corrected for the USA version where is “virgin”… as seems theres more than one virgin.

  29. AbyssUK says:

    2girls1cup didn’t make the list….

  30. Rei Onryou says:

    I see the list had boobs, but not breasts nor moobs. How did they not think of that? Time to pirate this and go online with the name moobs.co.uk! I’ll be the coolest person evar!!one!!11!?1

    To be honest, after Hot Coffee, I don’t see why they didn’t store these like passwords, rather than plaintext. Only a matter of time until the Dail Mail gets this pulled and given an Adult Only rating along with all other Disney games. I feel sorry for those Kingdom Heart fans (not really).

    Tepid Watery Tea FTL…

  31. perilisk says:

    “I notice the words bisexual and homosexual appear on the banned list, but hetrosexual doesn’t. How very DisneyWorldOrder.”

    Weird, when I was growing up Disney was boycotted by Christian fundamentalists for providing marriage benefits to same sex partners. It was less common for a company to do that at the time, of course.

  32. Calabi says:

    They should’ve just banned all words and used a happy face and a sad face for the kiddies to communicate.

    With things like this you’ll end up with language diverting seemingly innocent words ending up meaning something else.

    I predict by 2030 for all words to mean something filthy, people will be too embarrassed to speak. All communication will cease, and it will be all disneys fault.

  33. Senethro says:

    Calabi, then all the griefers would spam sad face all the time.

    In the DisneyWorldOrder happy face is mandatory, citizen.

  34. Yhancik says:

    The French list looks quite similar to the English ones – I’m still amazed by the number of digestion related words in there, including sphincter and mixion… why not include the ascending colon, I ask you.

    But the interesting thing is that there are many ambiguous words that can indeed be “boo-mean”, but are also totally harmless.

    “bande” is a strip, a tape or a bandage although it could be about the filling of the corpora cavernosa
    “blaireau” is a badger
    “bridé” just means slanting (eyes) – thus can refer to asian people…. / it can also mean throttled down
    “bronzé” means “tanned” :|
    “cochon” means “pig” (no rats though)
    “Gogol” is a famous russian writer (of course RPS knows him). Or refers to mongoloïds.
    “mouille” & “mouiller” are “wet” and “to wet”………
    “nœud” is a knot or some sexual metaphor
    “pédale” is a pedal or a guy who really really like other guys
    “pipe” is a pipe or what the greek refered as “playing the flute”
    “raboter” means “plane down”
    “ramoner” is to sweep (a chimney)
    “sale” just means dirty – and is used a bit like “you …” in swearing
    “sauter” is “to jump”although it can refer to the sexual intercourse
    “tirer” is “to pull”

    the most hilarious one is “tafiole géante”

    “hell” or “lucifer” look very outdated, don’t they?

    also, what about “condom” ? can’t we promote safe sex now ?

  35. mcw says:

    The german list contains “communist pig” (Kommunistensau), it seems kind of random.

  36. Ergates says:

    Even just ROT13’d it to avoid getin

    I to like the thought that there is someone at Disney who’s job it is to sit there all day and just create lists of naughty words. Just imagine the conversations they must have in the office “Should Gangbang be hyphenated? What about cock-ring?”

  37. Lunaran says:

    Dancing chick to chiiiiick …

  38. Jonas says:

    Any doubt was removed when the next word the computer offered was ‘f*ckers’, which it defined as ‘a slang word for chavs’.

    Transparently a case of a really bored translator.

  39. Man Raised By Puffins says:

    boink

    Disney hates Scouts. I approve!

  40. Ginger Yellow says:

    From the Scrabble story: “As if that wasn’t bad enough, it received a triple score and won the game for the character, whose name was Camilla.”

    Hahahaha. Well played.

  41. Ginger Yellow says:

    Also, there’s a gloriously off-topic, all-purpose Daily Mail rant in the comments:

    It is disgrace. This country is based on Christian principles and through these principles this country became prosperous. Why this country started hating itself? Who these modern politicians want to please by fighting Christianity? What is the ultimate aim of multiculturalism? We’ve had enough of this “modern” liberal nonsense

    I’m guessing this person just cuts and pastes that comment into ever single story on the site.

  42. Jonas says:

    Everything wrong with the world can be blamed on a lack of Christian values. Fact.

  43. cullnean says:

    for sanitys sake please all post on that stupid story

  44. Tei says:

    @Ergates: or double ROT13, to be sure.

  45. phil says:

    @Ginger Yellow – to be fair to the Daily Mail ranter, many of us modern liberals are actively undermining Christian principals, unfortunately we’re all too wacked out on goof balls to do anything apart from play rude word scrabble on our Nintendos.

  46. subedii says:

    Picking apart the Daily Mail and its comments section is like shooting ducks in a barrel. Dead ducks.

    To be fair, the BBC news “Have your say” section is rarely above the “youtube” level of comments posting either.

  47. plastictrash says:

    So, no ‘racist nazi beavers’? That’s it, I’m not buying the game.

  48. Meat Circus says:

    Thanks to the Daily Mail, I’ve stopped leaving my house. There’s only paedos and queers and blacks and Muslims and marauding gangs of Polish plumbers out there anyway.

  49. Ginger Yellow says:

    To be fair, the BBC news “Have your say” section is rarely above the “youtube” level of comments posting either.

    Are you familiar with Speak You’re Branes?