05-07-2014 05:38 AM
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  1. tapehead's Avatar
    Is there any particular reason why I can't swipe with Word Flow to type the word "lesbian" ?

    It literally won't yield a word at all. But it will give you suggestions like Persian, Leavin, and Lesson.

    Trying to type "Gay" gives you the word Gassy.

    What the hell is this?

    I didn't realize being gay or lesbian was a swear word.
    05-05-2014 07:12 AM
  2. Martsicky's Avatar
    you can easily add words to swype keyboard. There was an article on wpcentral back in April. Here is the link: http://m.windowscentral.com/how-swea...ndows-phone-81
    05-05-2014 07:15 AM
  3. hope4wp's Avatar
    05-05-2014 07:16 AM
  4. tapehead's Avatar
    Lesbian is blocked by default, gay is a secondary result after "gassy."

    This feels slightly (VERY) homophobic.
    05-05-2014 07:16 AM
  5. Martsicky's Avatar
    I use polish keyboard and I've got gay-gej and lesbian-lesbijka as the first words while using swype, so I don't have to correct anything. I don't use this words at all, so it has to be like that since the beginning.
    05-05-2014 07:23 AM
  6. TheJoester09's Avatar
    I don't know about this. I had to train my swype keyboard to learn "FSU" because it kept trying to autocorrect it to "gay," and I had to train the regular type keyboard to learn my last name because it kept autocorrecting to "lesbianism." Also, I just tried to swype gay just to see what would happen, and it was the first thing to come up. Gassy was like 5th on the list. I don't think that there's any type of anti-gay conspiracy going on here. Are you using the U.S. English keyboard?
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    05-05-2014 07:33 AM
  7. tapehead's Avatar
    I don't know about this. I had to train my swype keyboard to learn "FSU" because it kept trying to autocorrect it to "gay," and I had to train the regular type keyboard to learn my last name because it kept autocorrecting to "lesbianism." Also, I just tried to swype gay just to see what would happen, and it was the first thing to come up. Gassy was like 5th on the list. I don't think that there's any type of anti-gay conspiracy going on here. Are you using the U.S. English keyboard?
    That's so weird. Yeah, I'm using the US keyboard. If I try to swipe "lesbian," I get "Persian." Lesbian isn't even in the dictionary at ALL.

    On the German keyboard, I get "schwul" as the first hit.
    05-05-2014 07:44 AM
  8. Martsicky's Avatar
    When I type on US Keyboard "F A G" I've got gay on the 5th. Haha
    05-05-2014 07:47 AM
  9. tapehead's Avatar
    When I type on US Keyboard "F A G" I've got gay on the 5th. Haha
    Same. Yeah. That's hilarious.
    05-05-2014 07:54 AM
  10. TheJoester09's Avatar
    That's so weird. Yeah, I'm using the US keyboard. If I try to swipe "lesbian," I get "Persian." Lesbian isn't even in the dictionary at ALL.

    On the German keyboard, I get "schwul" as the first hit.
    Hm, I just tested "lesbian" and also got "Persian." Why is "lesbianism" in there, but not "lesbian?" Very strange.
    05-05-2014 08:01 AM
  11. tapehead's Avatar
    Pretty sure somebody when through a list of words NOT to add (swears and things), and some overzealous wad added lesbian and gay. I don't get it.
    05-05-2014 08:18 AM
  12. Splacknuk's Avatar
    i tried it contextually, thinking perhaps by itself it's a swear word, but in the sentence it's not. But no. It's Persian for me too. =) Funny.
    05-05-2014 09:50 AM
  13. Ali Assaedi's Avatar
    i dont think they banned gay,lesbain, or even sex, because they are swear words.. they removed it to avoid those silly situations when your typing normally and all of a sudden you call someone gay coz of a typing/autocorrect error..
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    05-05-2014 10:58 AM
  14. tapehead's Avatar
    i dont think they banned gay,lesbain, or even sex, because they are swear words.. they removed it to avoid those silly situations when your typing normally and all of a sudden you call someone gay coz of a typing/autocorrect error..
    Is calling somebody gay an insult?
    05-05-2014 11:24 AM
  15. bsipe9's Avatar
    I'm in NE Ohio, using US keyboard on a L810 with 8.1 and I typed gay, lesbian, f@g, f@ggot, etc (I know I have never typed them in a text before) and none of them autocorrected. Is it possible that having your Search settings on strict might be the cause? Or maybe because I use words like sh!t and fuc& frequently it assumes I'm not going to be offended, ha!

    And yeah, tapehead, in the US, calling someone gay (especially one who is not gay) is often meant as an insult. Gay doesn't mean merry, happy, etc here anymore and sadly there is still a disproportionate portion of the population who are bigoted against non m/f sexual preference.
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    05-05-2014 02:22 PM
  16. tapehead's Avatar
    I'm in NE Ohio, using US keyboard on a L810 with 8.1 and I typed gay, lesbian, f@g, f@ggot, etc (I know I have never typed them in a text before) and none of them autocorrected. Is it possible that having your Search settings on strict might be the cause? Or maybe because I use words like sh!t and fuc& frequently it assumes I'm not going to be offended, ha!

    And yeah, tapehead, in the US, calling someone gay (especially one who is not gay) is often meant as an insult. Gay doesn't mean merry, happy, etc here anymore and sadly there is still a disproportionate portion of the population who are bigoted against non m/f sexual preference.
    I'm American, actually. I was offended by the notion. I will check my settings, though.
    05-05-2014 04:42 PM
  17. Jas00555's Avatar
    Is calling somebody gay an insult?
    If it's not, then pro-gay organizations have wasted a lot of money with their "when you say gay, do you know what you say?" commercials.

    Side note: I quickly swiped the word gay and I got the word that, SO that would probably make the opposite happen too, and if I had typed "that time was awesome" well... That would've been awkward :S, so I'm glad that they did that.
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    05-05-2014 04:50 PM
  18. Ali Assaedi's Avatar
    Is calling somebody gay an insult?
    tell your boss that he's gay. See how he takes it . Its different from one person to the other, and one culture to the other.
    05-05-2014 09:06 PM
  19. tapehead's Avatar
    tell your boss that he's gay. See how he takes it . Its different from one person to the other, and one culture to the other.
    I reject the notion that it is insulting to be called a homosexual the same I would being called a woman. And if it were true that this were the reason Microsoft seems to have erased the word "lesbian" from its dictionary, then I don't even want this phone. People are idiots.
    05-06-2014 02:37 AM
  20. Jas00555's Avatar
    I reject the notion that it is insulting to be called a homosexual the same I would being called a woman. And if it were true that this were the reason Microsoft seems to have erased the word "lesbian" from its dictionary, then I don't even want this phone. People are idiots.
    Tell me, Tapehead..... Where exactly do you live? I find it kind of hard to believe that you can't wrap your head around the fact that calling a straight person "gay" and calling a man a "woman" are, in fact, insults (albeit minor ones).
    05-06-2014 07:40 AM
  21. bsipe9's Avatar
    I reject the notion that it is insulting to be called a homosexual the same I would being called a woman. And if it were true that this were the reason Microsoft seems to have erased the word "lesbian" from its dictionary, then I don't even want this phone. People are idiots.

    Microsoft has done no such thing. Lesbian showed up just fine and dandy on my phone the very first time I ever typed it. Wasn't autocorrected nor was I given any other suggested word beside lesbianism.
    05-06-2014 08:00 AM
  22. Markham Ranja's Avatar
    Typed or Swiped? Maybe a lot of people are missing that distinction.
    05-06-2014 08:47 AM
  23. Markham Ranja's Avatar
    Tell me, Tapehead..... Where exactly do you live? I find it kind of hard to believe that you can't wrap your head around the fact that calling a straight person "gay" and calling a man a "woman" are, in fact, insults (albeit minor ones).
    I would also rather ask where you live, where these are "insults".

    To insult is to "treat with insolence, indignity, or contempt" according to Webster. Therefore, your thesis is that being gay is synonymous with a person who should be treated in that way.
    05-06-2014 08:50 AM
  24. anon(8504076)'s Avatar
    I've seen many swipe keyboards doing this(Google,Samsung,Asus) so it doesn't suprise me. When I type the word "ibne"(the word Gay in an offensive way) it changes to something like "iğne"(needle). Unfortunately %70 of the world is homophobic and almost everything is made around them.
    05-06-2014 09:09 AM
  25. bsipe9's Avatar
    I would also rather ask where you live, where these are "insults".

    To insult is to "treat with insolence, indignity, or contempt" according to Webster. Therefore, your thesis is that being gay is synonymous with a person who should be treated in that way.
    I live where words don't mean verbatim what Webster defines them as. I also live where we read what someone types and don't infer things that they never said. Your ridiculous 'thesis' has zero to do with what Jas actually said. He never said anything negative towards homosexuals. Didn't say it, didn't imply it. All he said, and it's sad that I have to lay this out in so many words, is that he finds it hard to believe that there is anywhere in this world where 100% (not 97%, not 99% but all 5,897,443 people in your country) of the population is so accepting of homosexuality that when confronted by someone using gay as an insult they literally are dumfounded by how that could ever happen. What kind of vacuum must you live in where you have seriously never ever heard of someone being bigoted against homosexuals?

    And to clear it up for you, nowhere in that paragraph did I say, imply, infer, suggest that I think it's okay to use gay as a slur, insult, etc. I also think that a growing percentage of the world is leaning that way. But I'm also not so naive as to think that all 7.2 billion people on this planet think that way.
    Jas00555 likes this.
    05-06-2014 10:53 AM
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