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:
>> <snip>
>> 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
> biology.
> 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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