ZOOLOGY ADMITS DEFEAT OVER COCKS, TITS AND BEAVERS
Chan Chung Hang Christopher
christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Wed Jun 16 15:06:17 BST 2010
Amedee Van Gasse (ub) wrote:
> On Wed, June 16, 2010 08:36, Johnneylee Rollins wrote:
>> Hey Basil, mind not cluttering up my inbox with those sort of subject
>> lines? It's inappropriate, no matter how funny you think you are.
>> Don't do it again, thanks.
> With the word zoology on the same line, my context was already switched to
> cock = the male of Gallus domesticus
> tit = bird of the Paridae family
> beaver = Castor fiber on the right side of the pond, Castor canadensis on
> the wrong side of the pond
> I am not a native English speaker so I always interpret those words in the
> zoological sense and I have great trouble with their double entendre.
Heh, I was shocked when I read that spam/obscenity filters were now
looking for the word 'beaver' because the Canadians had a special
meaning when they used the word. I would have thought mussels would be
more appropriate since I had people trying to get me to figure out
something when they would show me a sample at a certain angle.
Good job filters! Maybe your efforts are better directed at eliminating
the source of the problem? Incriminating evidence to put certain people
away for some time or better for all time would be much appreciated.
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