Country cussing

Excuse the forthcoming bad language, but really it isn't the Poorhouse's fault. Blame Google. Kiddies stop reading this article here.

Another dreary day at work was transpiring until all of a sudden the wonderful resources of Google maps were required for some vaguely work-related reason. Being the lazy employee as ever, we used the Google search bar to search for "google maps" rather than type in "maps.google.co.uk". Imagine the Poorhouse's surprise (and delight) when the first result returned from Google Maps UK had a big fat cuss-word in it!

Of course, curiosity over-riding all it was deemed essential to click on the link and see why Do No Evil Google was swearing at us. Sure enough, it was because it was satellite imagery of the word "fuck".

At least the result was accurate then! By "chance", the Poorhouse then discovered such filthy words were almost liberally plastered around the e-atlas of the world. For instance, taken a look at a bunch of roads called "Fucking" in Austria

Or "Shit", Iran.

The Poorhouse did consider making "Shit" its default location, but really, would it have made much difference?

(Normal suitable-for-5-year-olds service will resume soon.)


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