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Have a system generating four letter code and in testing just got up to AA-BJ ... and the BJ got me thinking.

In a while the one after AR-SD could cause offence in the UK!

Does anyone know of a list of swear words/unacceptable words anywhere? Have been looking for 20 mins without any joy.

If not will set up a little project as a resource.

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Here's a list of all the offensive words banned from Google's "What Do You Love?" site:
https://gist.github.com/jamiew/1112488

Wiktionary has a pretty thorough list of English Euphemisms:
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Category:English_euphemisms

Wiktionary also has a (seemingly) scarce list of Spanish Euphemisms:
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Category:Spanish_euphemisms

You touched on this, but its important to clarify that certain English words are/aren't offensive, depending on where you are.

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    Thanks that was really helpful. Surprisingly short so I can hand craft my own version. The Spanish list did not look brilliant. I think I will enlist my 16 year old step-daughter who has just spent 9 months in Barcelona - if her mother agrees. – BeNice Jul 21 '15 at 3:15
  • lol. if its good enough, accept it! if its not, once you create your own, post it in a repository and then come back and answer/accept ;) – albert Jul 21 '15 at 4:59
  • Just holding out for a Spanish - ah well. Think I will tweak the whole system to avoid the problem! Thanks for the steer. – BeNice Jul 21 '15 at 20:42
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Some other English & machine readable Offensive Word Lists:


From abbo to zipperhead

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~biglou/resources/bad-words.txt


Google provides an API for checking a word:

http://www.wdyl.com/profanity?q=fuck

gives

{"response": "true"}

Shuttershock has word lists for filtering:

https://github.com/shutterstock/List-of-Dirty-Naughty-Obscene-and-Otherwise-Bad-Words


Bad words, in TXT and SQL formats


(source)

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