Tuesday, December 09, 2008

The Artist Formerly Known As...

Hey, I have a new name. Got this yesterday from a librarian friend (hi!):

"Here’s something I’ve never experienced before. In Expression Engine, an Asian artist’s name, Shu-Ju Wang, gets converted to Shu-Ju #!@? On the public’s side. I can only assume it’s interpreting her last name as male anatomy slang and censoring it..."

I rather like it, actually.

6 comments:

photobrea said...

Hi! I like it too. It's edgy, but confused and possibly sarcastic at the same time.

Sundry said...

LOl! That's a hoot!

There's an online service that rates your blog. I got a PG rating because the word "crack" shows up on my blog once in two years. It's a word-search thing, and didn't take into consideration that I wasn't talking about drugs.

fuelingstation said...

hi! i work with photobrea! this made my day. in fact, i emailed all my friends when it happened because it cracked me up so much. it also made me wonder what latin-based names set off blog filters in say, farsi, cantonese, hindi, etc. if "heather" translates to something as good as wang, i want to know.

Anonymous said...

fuelingstation, you said crack(ed) plus wang. this blog will be filtered on google safe search in no time.

fingerstothebone said...

Now that you all mention the filtering business, I'm reminded that my other blog http://relayreplaypress.blogspot.com was flagged and blocked by google! I had to submit an application to get it unblocked. This is a blog about the books I've been working on with the elderly.

The only thing I can think of is that each entry is named with a woman's name!

Michael5000 said...

From now on, you are Ms. #!@ to me.