This morning I was presented by one of my coworkers with a list of filenames she considered offensive or derisive. The list is a couple of pages long (one filename and the date I used it on each line), and looks more like a list of pronouncable filenames than offensive ones. Thankfully, she came directly to me without speaking to a manager first, probably because she doesn't handle incoming faxes and has no business poking around in the "to be imaged" folder. It's not her job. Anyway, here are a few entries from the list:
- lig (March 8)
- foy (March 21, May 5, May 10)
- spuck (March 16, April 11, April 19, April 22, April 28, May 23)
- klitz (April 28)
- sdigit (May 3)
- pwirna (May 5)
- a woakt (May 10)
- droik (May 17)
- muvwuno (May 19)
- funk (May 26)
I responded that I thought most of them are gibberish.
"What about this one?" she asked, pointing at "0-wjd."
"Oh dash whijjid?" I said.
"Zero, would Jesus do."
I have to admit that I was surprised to see "klitz" and "funk" in there, and that after spending five minutes hitting keys at random, I haven't typed "spuck" once (let alone six times). Translating "0-wjd" into anti-Christian sentiment written in a hybrid of Yoda and l33t5p34k, however, is a stretch of over analysis that even Jerry Falwell wouldn't attempt.
On the other hand, this is the woman who prefers "bugger" to "darn," because darn is a derivative of "damn," while bugger "isn't rude or profane at all." That's a direct quote.
She's sitting at her desk right now with headphones on, quietly singing "The Farmer in the Dell," which can't possibly be what she's listening to.