Google’s new Word Filter

Anyone else tried Google’s Word Filter options? You enter the word or word-part you hate and refuse to use or see in print and Translate does the rest, even offering substitutions.
Rolled out just this morning here in the ‘7 hours ahead and 20 years behind’ Troubled Middle East, I can only surmise what its target audience will use it for. Me, I just had fun, after noting that my short story seemed to favor ‘watchful’ words.
Compare the before and after:

“In retrospect, I did suspect that I was being watched.
Having left my spectacles at home, I drove my un-inspected car with the proper circumspection of one whose damaged visual perspective, was just one aspect of my
spectrum of problems. The prospect of being involved in a spectacular ‘crash-and-burn’ powerfully churns one’s introspective juices.
And so I’d advise any prospective mimics to respect my advice. irrespective of its suspect source: Don’t do like Johnny. The spectre will get you, sooner or later. When it’s least expected.”

And here’s what Google suggests. All for my own good, I guess:

“Looking back, I did guess that I was being watched.
My eye-glasses forgotten at home, I drove my vehicle with its expired annual test sticker with a wariness one sees often in a fellow whose flawed visual picture of the world was just one part of my broad range of problems. The thought of causing a crowd-attracting horrific accident causes one to examine himself internally… and deeply.
I’ll say here that anyone considering doing what I done should follow my advice, regardless of its possibly-challenged source: Don’t drive like me, kids. The demon’s shadow will catch up with you … when you least plan on it!”

Question: Why must my inspection always run out on the last day of March?!

8 thoughts on “Google’s new Word Filter

  1. slk

    Scary! I’m lucky I live in a state that doesn’t care about vehicle inspections. The worrisome thing is I now require 1.5 mag reading glasses. And my DL renewal is coming up. I had read about this getting old thing, once, I think. Now, I’m getting to live it! Lucky, again! Good to see you, again. (Yes, I can. I’m wearing my glasses.) All the best to you and your car checkup. I have more to say, but I need to check out Google’s word filter, first!

    1. solberg73 Post author

      Sadly, you’ll search in vain for my spoofed ‘feature’. I was insufficiently hint-strong.
      But I fact, talking about aging is closer to my heart these days.
      At 68, 1.50 don’t cut it anymore, but I forgot what was my scrip, so last purchase I bought 2.0.
      Btw, Car’s inspected till, like, forever here, thanks to a pay-off.
      I just needed that remembered nightmare for the April Fool story.
      All the best in Fla/ JS

    1. solberg73 Post author

      happy you ‘got’ it that for now this is a spoof. Tomorrow it may be reality
      Actually, I disdain being in Jerusalem; so suffused it is with ‘meaning to every R or L turn.
      I’d thought to claim that a fellow could live comfortably using only -spect- words. Almost but not quite
      A meaningful Pesach to you and yours; the future of the world as we knew it may indeed hang on your not forgetting your heredity.

  2. somewittyhandle

    I’ve been racking my brains to come up with a perspicacious word you may have overlooked, but I am stumped, unless I manage to come up with a pretext for a mass spectrometer in the vehicle inspection racket.

  3. melfamy

    The State of Florida did away with inspections decades ago, but I have pondered the irony should one have an accident when on the way too reinstate a lapsed insurance policy.
    I’m considering using Google to edit my book.
    In the meantime, I would like to see Google publish their version of the Bible.


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