"N-Word" Shows Up in Computerized Typing Program

"N-Word" Shows Up in Computerized Typing Program

No question about this, this is one heck of a bug.

A woman was stunned and a software company apologetic after an offensive word showed up on a computerized typing test. Monica Loadholdt was using Perfect Typing Pro, a software program made by Cosmi, when the 'N word' showed up in one of the typing exercises.

"I just stopped," Monica remembers. "I said, 'What did I just type here?'"

Let's make sure we type this carefully: O-O-P-S.

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lol....I wonder who was the bored programmer who threw that into the mix =P.

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Wow, that's amazing. I wonder if it randomly generated things to type or what.

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Cosmi? Wow, they're still around? I had some of their crappy software when I got my first Commodore 64!

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Is this word in the dictionary?  maybe the program just takes words from a dictionary.

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I think it was a silly programmer. Or replace silly with racist, whichever is more appropriate.

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 forgive me , but could someone plz tell me which word are we talking about here .

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 That would be the "N" word, a term used by the uneducated to describe those of an Afro-American heritage.  When by using that word aren't denegrating any one but themselves and showing their ignorance.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1bCIPVMy80

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BigWop:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1bCIPVMy80
 

 

ROFL!..I didn't want to respond to that question considering the word...But you just came up with the most ingenious way of doing it...rofl... 

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Yeah no kidding. The company that puts out that software should be run into the ground for allowing idiots to work on their staff.

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Davo:
Yeah no kidding. The company that puts out that software should be run into the ground for allowing idiots to work on their staff.
 

If that was the case though, same would happen to disney. Have you guys seen the titles with the provocative moments?

Here's one..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InFLnzeQjWw 

Look at the priests crotch...lol...

There are quite a few disney titles with sexual segments implemented into them...These artists are working in like a sweat shop environment. Not necessarily a sweat shop, but they sit their for hours upon hours and draw...They get bored..and this is the result =P..

Same has happened with this typing program, although I find the typing program more offensive then the disney ones, the disney ones are just flat out hillarious. 

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lol that is crazy

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Even if you are bored/racist/stupid there really is no excuse for it -- its not subliminal at ALL so you have a 100% chance of getting caught and subsequently a 100% chance of losing your job.....all in all the programmer(s) was/were just ridiculously stupid in the matter. Here I thought commercial programmers generally were extremely intelligant!

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classic 

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If the "N-Word" in question was in fact capitalized it was referring to the African nation of Niger, otherwise it was indeed a racist insult. More than likely this was a simple misunderstanding because as explained by Miss Teen South Carolina, “some people out there in our nation don’t have maps.” I’m sure in due time a political organization will be formed to convince the aforementioned African nation to change its name to something less offensive ;)

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The derogatory term has two "G"s...

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Guerreiro29:
Miss Teen South Carolina, “some people out there in our nation don’t have maps.”

Hahahhaah, a lot of my local radio stations have been making fun of this over and over -- I am pretty sure its one of the funniest things I have heard (I feel embarrassed for her)

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ice91785:

Guerreiro29:
Miss Teen South Carolina, “some people out there in our nation don’t have maps.”

Hahahhaah, a lot of my local radio stations have been making fun of this over and over -- I am pretty sure its one of the funniest things I have heard (I feel embarrassed for her)

 

I am really against name calling..It's just not in my character, but just by the way she was talking you could really tell she was a ditz...like..omg..totally. -_-...lol. 

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did you see the video of her saying that it pretty funny 

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frg1:
did you see the video of her saying that it pretty funny 

In fact I have -- hence the topic of conversation

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I think the reactions of people that make things like this seem like the end of the world are funnier than the act itself. I am assuming whoever put that word into the program intended it to be a joke. Inappropriate yes, but nothing to get so worked up about. I wouldn't be surprised if this brings about yet another frivolous lawsuit.

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there probably will be a lawsuit  i would think 

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I'm with AjayD on this one. Also, considering the fact that this hasn't come up before, it probably was randomly generated, so there's no one to blame directly. They should have a better filter on the random word generator to prevent such things, though.

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