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Swear-word activated phone

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The combination of bluetooth headsets and mobile telephones has been a boon to the mentally insane, who can now talk to the voices in their heads without being stared at.

Proposed, nowfore, is a mobile telephone with a voice- activated menu that responds only to expletives. Such a phone would have genuine utility, since most expletives are monosyllabic, distinct and readily identifiable, and hence are easily recognisable by speech recognition software. Moreover, it would make it easier to edit text on the small screen, because there'd always be a curser.

More importantly, though, the widespread adoption of this system would enable people with coprolalic Tourette's to have an easier passage through life.

MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 09 2016

What we have so far http://gizmodo.com/...curse-like-a-sailor
[whatrock, Jun 10 2016]

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       Siri, call me 'Shithead...'
RayfordSteele, Jun 09 2016
  

       My phone is android. Siri seems to be the hardest word.
Ian Tindale, Jun 10 2016
  

       Only ten days to the solstice, and you just earned top spot in the Wicker Man, [Ian].
8th of 7, Jun 10 2016
  

       The solstice is incorrect and fictionalised. It should be rectified, backdated.
Ian Tindale, Jun 10 2016
  

       Anyway, the winter solstice is the important one (rebirth, the promise of spring, plenty, new growth, etc.) so all those people in silly robes at Stonehenge are six months too late/early.
hippo, Jun 10 2016
  

       /always
Ian Tindale, Jun 10 2016
  

       Tourettes sufferers can just fuck off, pointless arsewankers.
Ian Tindale, Jun 10 2016
  

       <decides to ask [IT] a question >   

       <rasises hand>   

       <considers likely range of possible answers>   

       <lowers hand, attempts to look inconspicuous>
8th of 7, Jun 10 2016
  

       Coprolalic is a bad word. Doesn't roll off the tongue well at all.   
      
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