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  • The problem is fairly widespread; Google searches turn up 3,810 results for "clbuttic",

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  • The clbuttic mistake is named for one of the first instances in which a poorly programmed obscenity filter caused more trouble than it solved — in this case, changing the letters “ass” in the word “classic” to the supposedly less-offensive “butt.”

    The ���Clbuttic Mistake��� and Others Leave Proofreaders with Work to Do

  • There are currently two known types of “computer assisted errors,” or CAEs, as Carroll calls them: the “clbuttic mistake,” which occurs when an obscenity filter replaces a word it deems vulgar, and the “cupertino effect,” which occurs when a spell-checker automatically replaces the right word with an incorrect choice.

    The ���Clbuttic Mistake��� and Others Leave Proofreaders with Work to Do

  • The Telegraph notes the breadth of the problem: “Google searches turn up 3,810 results for ‘clbuttic’, 5,120 for ‘consbreastution’, and 1,450 for ‘Buttociated Press’, a corruption of the U.S. news agency the Associated Press.”

    The ���Clbuttic Mistake��� and Others Leave Proofreaders with Work to Do

  • This is known as the "clbuttic mistake", because classic is edited as clbuttic, passport becomes pbuttport, and so on.

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  • The term was coined when a site changed the word "classic" to "clbuttic" on the theory the word "butt" (for instance) is less objectionable than "ass".

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  • (Or some other clbuttic mistake.) @T - you say nothing incorrect, but you seem to be putting words in the mouth of Adam.

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  • Well, I'm quite amazed that the Groom of the Stool did not become a victim of the clbuttic incident.

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  • Blobby Volley 2 is a nice volley ball game in the spirit of clbuttic arcade volleyball.

    Planet Maemo

  • There is, however, the occasional gem -- such as this one posted by ezrec: Browsing through a web archive of some old computer club conversations, I ran across this sentence: "Apple made the clbuttic mistake of forcing out their visionary - I mean, look at what NeXT has ...

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  • I'm suddenly reminded of hecko.

    January 2, 2013

  • Beware the masked buttbuttin!

    March 2, 2011

  • I think I'll pbutt on this word.

    March 2, 2011

  • That's a clbuttier way to put it.

    February 28, 2011

  • HINT: People who make buttumptions about their regex scripts, will be embarbutted when they repeat this mbuttive mistake.

    February 28, 2011