Bad words

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Jul 9 19:26:10 UTC 2002

At 3:00 PM -0400 7/9/02, James A. Landau wrote:
>Long ago, before the days of a computer in every pot and a chicken on every
>desk, I decided to razz a male coworker by programming the office computer to
>display a nude female whenever a certain option was selected, knowing he was
>by far the most common user of that option.  Unfortunately the first person
>to select that option was a female who hadn't used that option in weeks.
>With malice aforethought she kept silent until the next team meeting and then
>"casually" mentioned the "sexist software".  I satisfied her by offering to
>program a display of the Manikin-Pis ("The Little Boy", she called it) if she
>would provide me with a picture, but she never got around to it.
He's all over the internet.  And if you ever get to Belgium you too
may end up with not only photos and postcards but, in my case, a deck
of Manikin-Pis playing cards in effulgent off-pink.


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