FW: [Birding-Aus] The Attack of the Killer Sulas ( Was B*****s)

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Subject: FW: [Birding-Aus] The Attack of the Killer Sulas ( Was B*****s)
From: Bob Dawson <>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 16:16:57 +1000
A slightly different issue but similar, my company like many others has strict 
rules regarding browsing particularly in regard to adult sites and has measures 
in place to stop it. It is rather indiscriminate though as every time I do a 
search on any type of Cockatoo and try to view the site I get re-routed to a 
message screen with big letters saying 'STOP, YOU ARE TRYING TO ACCES A 
disconcerting to say the least. Regards Bob> From: > To: 
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] The Attack of the Killer 
Sulas ( Was B*****s)> Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 13:04:36 +1000> CC: 
> > Wendy,> > It is not just the members of Genus Sula 
that suffer at the hands of > 'nasty word' filters. Try sending an email with 
the common names of > many members of the Family Paridae or of Phalacrocorax 
carunculatus, > P. brevirostris or their cousins to a list and see how many get 
to the > intended recipients. As for the common name for the genus Sula, well > 
there are 3 meanings for it. The one that some perceive is offensive > is quite 
recent, only coming into use in the 1930's as a corruption of > 'Bubby'. The 
other two meanings have been in use since the 17th Century.> > As far as I am 
concerned anyone who takes offence at the use of this > longstanding word as a 
common name for the Genus Sula is one of the > other meanings of the word and 
should go back to putting trouser legs > on their pianos and tables. It really 
makes one wonder where the minds > of people who object to the use of some 
words because they might be > taken salaciously dwell. Must be spooky in 
there.> > Cheers,> > Carl Clifford> > > On 25/06/2008, at 11:52 AM, Wendy 
wrote:> > 'rude' sites will have a field day with this news item!!!> > A 
friend, too whom I sometimes forward bird-aus info, is on a work > (local> gov) 
site that filters all 'bad' words to 'protect' recipients. There > are no> 
children involved, it is just so recipients are not shocked or hurt!! A> return 
message claims filtered docs are moderated and forwarded if not> offensive, but 
this does not happen!> I have previously check the filter for this bird group 
and it is deemed> offensive!! Now Killer Boobies!> Beware of Killer Boobies! 

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