Why? Well, if you type in the word poop, youll find theres definitely something missing: synonyms for dirty words.
Marc Tinkler, Chief Technology Officer at Thinkmap, Inc. the company that created the Visual Thesaurus says, I know, I know. Thats the first thing people look for.
Tinkler yes, thats his real name says he worked very hard to create what he calls a Puritanical Mode that blocks all avenues to naughty words.
As he puts it, We had to sit around and think, What other bad words do we know? and come up with very creative ways of filtering.
Tinkler insists that the Visual Thesaurus is still fun for the one million plus students currently using it. For a hoot, he suggests listening to words pronounced in a British accent or typing in a name like George W. Bush. He jokes, Youll get things like Dubya.
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