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Google Blacklist - Words That Google Instant Doesn't Like

Google Instant is the latest incarnation of the search engine that fills in potential responses as you type them into the Google search bar. Some people think this is great while others feel like Google is reading their minds and are freaked out by it. We believe it's fun for at least one reason.

Like everything these days, great care must be taken to ensure that as few people as possible are offended by anything. Google Instant is no exception. Somewhere within Google there exists a master list of "bad words" and evil concepts that Google Instant is programmed to not act upon, lest someone see something offensive in the instant results... even if that's exactly what they typed into the search bar. We call it Google Blacklist.

Give it a try. Go to the Google home page. Type in "puppy" and see the many results that fill your screen. Now type "bitch" and admire the blank screen. In this case, the two words could mean the exact same thing. But Google Instant is erring on the side of caution, protecting the searcher from seeing something they may not want to see.

Obviously, all you have to do is hit return to get the results like you always could. However, even when your request isn't blacklisted, you're not getting the SAME results that you would get by hitting return. Entering "murder" into the search bar gets you suggestions of mostly band names. It's only after you hit return that you can learn the other sinister meaning of the word. What we have here is a demonstration of how content can be filtered, controlled, and ultimately suppressed. It is indeed a good thing that Google isn't evil.

We thought it would be great fun to compile as many of these objectionable terms as possible - and also see what objectionable terms were NOT included. We need your input to help make this a complete list. If you find a Google Blacklist word or phrase that isn't included here, email us at blacklist@2600.com and we'll add it (no questions asked).

This page is NOT suitable for children, ministers, senators, or the mass media.

Google Blacklist Words

(the second capital letter indicates where the blacklist kicks in)

* Anal (blacklists after a space)

* AnuS (there really seems to be more blacklisting in this part of the anatomy than anywhere else)

* AryaN (it's not JUST a racist movement, Google - go read Wikipedia)

* Ass (blacklists after a space - you will thus see nothing for "ass monkey")

* AssHole (OK to say on network TV but not here)

* AssmUnch (you can even say this one in church)

* BitcH (there are probably more inoffensive uses of this word than any in this list)

* Black coCk (blacklisted, but "white cock" isn't and will get you a list of inoffensive suggestions)

* Butt (blacklists after a space, so you won't see results for "butt exercises")

* ButtHole (we suspect the Butthole Surfers are fit to be tied over this)

* Clit (blacklists after a space)

* ClitoriS (we're not sure why they waited until the last letter)

* CocainE (but "crack" and "heroin" are inoffensive)

* Cock (blacklists after a space, narrowly averting a "cockpit" blacklist)

* CockS

* CunniLingus

* CunT

* DarkiE

* Dick (blacklists after a space - yes, "Dick Armey" and "Tricky Dick Nixon" are blacklisted as is anything that follows "Philip K. Dick" like "stories")

* FagGot (however, "fag" apparently is not an issue at all)

* FecaL (who types this without expecting fecal matter?)

* FellaTio

* FuCk

* HedoP (we're embarrassed to admit it, but we can't figure out the rest, and without Google to make suggestions, we're kinda stuck)

* HookeR (for some reason, "prostitute" and "whore" are just fine, though)

* JiggaBoo

* JiggerbOo

* Kike (blacklists after a space but not before the damage is done)

* LesBian (this is one of the most shocking blacklists)

* LolIta (only the title of a classic film)

* NaKed ("Naked Lunch", "Naked Chef", "Naked Brothers Band", all blacklisted)

* NegrO (hardly accepted universally as an offensive word)

* NeonaZi (but not "Nazi" or "Fascist" or "Ku Klux Klan")

* NigGa (entering more letters removes the blacklist which is a rarity)

* NigGer

* NuDe (it's really not THAT bad a word)

* OrgaSm

* PaedoPhile

* Paris Hilton (we're not objecting to the blacklist, but seriously?)

* PedoPhile

* PeniS (is it really still the 1950s in Googleland?)

* Philip kindRed dick (this one is a real mystery to us as the blacklist comes well before the "dick" part)

* PorN (it's only the reason the entire net was created and yet it's blacklisted here)

* PusSy (Google has a thing about cats apparently)

* RapE ("rape hotline" is hereby considered offensive)

* RectuM (again, that entire area of the body seems to be off limits)

* Scat (as in what you might say to a cat)

* Sex (not blacklisted on its own but many words typed after it will trigger one... it will blacklist almost any word it FOLLOWS - but, oddly enough, not "oral")

* Shit (blacklists after a space, which is way too late to avoid offense)

* SlanteYe

* SluT (what exactly makes "whore" OK and "slut" off limits?)

* Spic (blacklists after a space)

* SucK (while "blow" as usual gets a free pass)

* TeeN (we had no idea "teen 'everything'" was so offensive)

* Tit (blacklists after a space or the letter "S")

* TowelHead

* TwinkIe (is NOTHING sacred?)

* VagIna (if you typed the word, it's likely the results won't shock you)

* White PowEr (but not "Black Power" - it's all in the marketing, after all)

Words That Are NOT Blacklisted (a bit surprising based on the above)

Blow

Bludgeon

Breast

Carnage

Crack

Disembowel

Dismember

Excrement

Fag

Fascist

Heroin

Ku Klux Klan

Marijuana

Murder

Oral

Nazi

Nipple

Piss

Prostitute

Pubic

Russian brides

Skank

Sperm

Stab

Testicle

Whore

Wop

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Well, there are so many thing that can be classes as offensive they were unlikely to get them all right off the bat.

Also, the non blacklisted things like Klu Klux Klan and Nazi are understandable because they are historical things and many people have genuine reasons for searching for them.

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personally i can see why certain words should be blacklisted because, this is for the window that drops down when you type in a word. not after you actually hit enter an search for something. but if you look at the list of words that are not blacklisted it kinda ridiculous they didnt include some of those.

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I've noticed that too, the other day I was searching for Teens Porn and that did not come up listed in the google search box. Some people find it offending, I don't

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:lol:

I am being serious and honest, it was kind boring at home and didn't have anything else to do, then search for teens.

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