BBC: Microsoft censors Chinese blogs

Chinese bloggers posting their thoughts via Microsoft's net service face restrictions on what they can write. Weblog entries on some parts of Microsoft's MSN site in China using words such as "freedom", "democracy" and "demonstration" are being blocked.

But those canny Chinese bloggers have already thought of a get-around. Instead of writing the word freedom, they're going to write French.

Filed under: Nonsense

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.


  1. French Nelson Mandella....? no thank you!
    Have you noticed that an anagram of 'Mugabe'
    is 'e ba gum'?

  2. An oldie, but a goodielike Mugabe himself, in one respect (but not the other).

    I think the cleverest anagram I ever heard (allegedly invented by Stephen Fry) was "I'm an evil Tory bigot" (an anagram of Virginia Bottomley).

    There is also a very rude one of Lindford Christie, which I won't repeat on this family website.

  3. For your information, Mr. Titcher, the palindrome for bolton would be notlob! but the palindrome for trebor is robert...curious eh?

  4. Wait a minute, where's your nice spotty orange border gone? and why can't I have one?

  5. It's gone because I forgot to log on as me first. I could correct it, but then your comment wouldn't make any sense at all.

    You can't have one, because everyone would then think you were mealthough I am thinking of letting people customise their comments a bit more.

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