Date: Sat, 2 Dec 1995 10:59:00 CST From: Edward Callary Subject: aol's banned list This morning's Chicago Tribune (Business Section p 1) has a story relating America Online's list of proscribed words. Specifically, the word 'breast' was on AOL's list of 'vulgar' words. When the word was entered, it generated a message saying that vulgar words were not permitted. 'Breast' has now been deleted from the list (after protest by breast cancer survivors who used AOL to share concerns). My question: what other words are on the list? Can anyone provide the words and any background provided by AOL? George Carlin had only seven words (breast not among them); I imagine AOL doubled or tripled the number, given 30 years of hindsight. ****************************************************************** Edward Callary Phone: 815-753-6627 Editor, NAMES Fax: 815-753-0606 English Department Internet: ecallary[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Northern Illinois University DeKalb, Il 60115-2863 ******************************************************************