Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Aug 2009 08:38 UTC
Apple "[Ninjawords] is a terrific app - pretty much exactly what I've always wanted in an iPhone dictionary, and, yes, with both a better user experience and better dictionary content than the other low-cost dictionaries in the App Store. But Ninjawords for iPhone suffers one humiliating flaw: it omits all the words deemed "objectionable" by Apple's App Store reviewers, despite the fact that Ninjawords carries a 17+ rating. Apple censored an English dictionary. A dictionary. A reference book. For words contained in all reasonable dictionaries. For words contained in dictionaries that are used every day in elementary school libraries and classrooms."
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S&M with humour.
by RogerBryce on Wed 5th Aug 2009 10:25 UTC
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It sounds more and more like you have to be either naïve or masochistic (or perhaps both) if you want to be an Apple customer. Yet there's something funny about all this. I mean, first the iPod hand grenade and then this surge of anachronistic puritanism about an iPhone application containing words most English speaker know since primary school.

Ever wondered why foreigners can't eff and blind properly in English? Now you know.

I find there's a humorous streak in so much they can do at Apple. It might be difficult to detect, but it's there. I'm just a bit sorry OSX is in their hands. (smirk). But maybe one day they'll just exhilaratingly balls it up.

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