Expand your “bad” vocabulary

Will Richardson, whom I’ve always thought made good sense, has posted about a script for removing bad words from pages in Firefox. The script is available as a JavaScript file complete with the list of “bad words” in plain text.

Talk about a great aid to education. Want to know what words are regarded as “bad”? Well then, just look at the list that is banned. The list included a few variant spellings that I hadn’t seen for well known words along with words, like “bitch” and “ass”, that may be used inappropriately but are also perfectly legitimate when used in context.

Does this solve anything? I doubt it. If I were a kid I think I’d find it a great source of inspiration for exploring illicit vocabulary.