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Nov. 14th, 2013 03:48 pm
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Aliens arrive, making first contact! They're even humanoid, Oxygen breathers, and friendly. They have mouths and ears and want to learn our languages. But the Aliens' race name for themselves is pronounced "Fuckheads" (or something equally rude).

I'm sure the press & government groups would try something to gloss over the problem, like writing it "Phukheds". But still, could you imagine the snickering?

Date: 2013-11-14 09:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greenquotebook.livejournal.com
Sounds like a Vonnegut story. Or Douglas Adams.

Date: 2013-11-14 11:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 1cmf.livejournal.com
alas, the sniggering would only be in the english speaking regions of the world. The russians, the chinese, they wouldnt yave too much problem.

Date: 2013-11-15 01:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fings.livejournal.com
I wonder what phonetic sounds are the most universally offensive. If something could be found that was offensive in both Mandarin and English (even if it meant different things in each), that would cover a large percentage of the population of Earth.

Date: 2013-11-15 10:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kbhakkoah.livejournal.com
That's awesome :-)

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