[SPAM:##] "slut" and "uterus"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jul 8 19:22:19 UTC 2011

On Fri, Jul 8, 2011 at 2:36 PM, Arnold Zwicky <zwicky at stanford.edu> wrote:
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The battle has already been lost. Evidence my spam-filter's reaction
to the subject-line:

_Â [SPAM:##]_ "slut" and "uterus"

I.e., "I'm not sending this directly to the spam folder, but you'd
better watch out!"

"They" have gotten to the programmers!

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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