Why did Yahoo! censor the word Homo in Homo erectus, Homo habilis and Homo sapiens?

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  • 3 months ago

    Oh 'struth, really?!  How embarrassing for them!

  • 4 months ago

    Someone complained and so it was censored.

  • Hello, i add, may it not discarded, but may it is new word and they need some time for add it to their dictionary..

  • 5 months ago

    2 possible explanations

    - the creationist lobbying within Yahoo management that prevents us from discussing the evolution of the Homo genus 

    - the Yahoo algorithm that can't tell the Roman prefix for "human" (Homo genus) from the Greek for "same" homologous, homogenized.

    Btw a generation back in the past, Homo used to stand for Homogenized milk. Parents could send kids for grocery shopping some homo.

    In American English, Homo is considered derogatory by American LGBT+ community,  when in other countries it's just a short for homosexual. (Although every nation have their own derogatory words for gays)

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Because the software that it uses thinks that it is a derogatory term that puts down gay people. The software bleeps it out just like it bleeps out 4 letter words such as fu*k, sh*t and di*k..

  • 5 months ago

    The word H*mo is considered offensive to some.

  • Bob
    Lv 5
    5 months ago

    Did it? You seem to have managed to post a question with the word multiple times.

    Don’t most adults know that the Homo in Homo Sapiens means Human Being? 

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