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If you type “fuck” or “shit” into Google’s new What Do You Love? service you are adorably redirected to “kittens” instead. I dug through their source code and extracted Google’s complete list of unspeakables, embedded below.


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Posted on July 28, 2011



  1. […] was intrigued the other day to read a post about “Google’s Official List of Banned Words” – phrases that, when used on their new “What do you love?” site redirect you automatically to […]

  2. Chris Lemon says:

    That’s quite a list there. I’m sure it could be quite a bit bigger though. It looks like there are a few things missing.

  3. […] Google sees as bad words. I could add a whole lot […]

  4. Sir.

    If these words are written as comments by the viewers/readers, while Google penalize my site?

    Sometimes, we couldn’t stop people from commenting/saying these taboo words. But it’s also unprofessional not to publish it.

    Hope you can enligthen me.
    Thank you.

  5. […] list of profanities was discovered in the Javascript on the website, however Google reacted quickly and switched this to a URL lookup […]

  6. Steven says:

    Cool, foreskin is still there!

  7. Oh my…
    I got lots of cursing in my blog.
    No wonder.

  8. Sue Katz says:

    Clitoris?? Clit?

  9. justsayin says:

    I bet a LOT of people love kittens.

  10. justsayin says:

    Also: “dick” is a no, but “dicks” are a go.

  11. I wonder why “God” is in this list?

  12. With this list, my site will probably have lots of issues.

  13. […] Reddit tells me that there are 437 such words that are blocked on Google. I found a slightly inaccurate version of that list – […]

  14. […] chi ha identificato le parole proibite e le ha elencate in Google’s Official List of Bad Words; la scoperta è stata ripresa in vari siti ma va detto che le cosiddette offensive word list sono […]

  15. Great list didn’t know this! Is there a list with dutch words? I really want to know

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