Saturday, June 30, 2007

Not suitable for children?

Even though I try really hard to stick to my knitting, sometimes the goofiness of the web just begs for comment. I've always thought myself the most harmless of women, so I had to laugh (and laugh!) of the big bad "rating" TECHknitting earned from THIS site. The reason TECHknitting did not get a "G" was because this blog uses the word "pain" twice and "kill" once. And indeed, so it does.
  • Frogging the Russian join was once described as a "pain" and once as a "royal pain."
  • When first learning to blog and spending massive amounts of time going up the learning curve, an early post concluded by saying I had to sign off because my husband was "ready to kill me."
Oops, there go those words again! Perhaps TECHknitting (that notoriously bad*ss knitting site) may now aspire to an "R" rating?
(Forgive me if you do not share my mirth--but I haven't been tickled by anything this silly in a l-o-n-g time!)

Addendum--after publishing this post, the new rating is PG-13.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woah--that's odd! There are lots of "automatic" classification systems out there that don' t work very well, and the site that gave you a "PG" (PG-13?) can't be working very well at all. I wonder what else is misclassified out there on the web...

June 30, 2007 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger 3goodrats said...

That is hilarious! Mine is PG-13 as well, due to the words "death" "murder" and "hurt." I think the words appeared in a couple of book reviews.

Unlike other rating systems, at least this one apparently considers violence more of an offense than sex. In a library-related post I mentioned pornography, but the rating machine didn't even pick up on that. Interesting!

June 30, 2007 at 3:07 PM  
Anonymous Ann K. said...

I'm rated PG-13 as well.. Apparently I've used the word kill 3x and whore 1x. You know.. as in a yarn whore? LOL!

June 30, 2007 at 5:11 PM  
Anonymous kmkat said...

That thing totally cracked me up when it gave my site a G rating right after I posted all about turtle porn. Now you get a PG-13? What is this world coming to?

June 30, 2007 at 5:52 PM  
Blogger Little Old Liz said...

Buwahaha! No wonder I like this knitting stuff -- it's totally under the radar! I wonder if you now will be blocked by the Public Library Computer Security Techs! Oh, the horror!

June 30, 2007 at 6:22 PM  
Blogger catsmum said...

oooh dear
I got a G rating [ despite using the word hell once ] but they obviously don't understand mild aussie swearing :]
You get picked up for calling something a pain but I slip through with numerous instances of bloody ... they must've caught me on a bloody hell!
I must see if I can pull it up to at least a PG :]

June 30, 2007 at 6:47 PM  
Anonymous tinuviel said...

That's so fantastic. I can't even imagine what my blog's rating would be. Keep up the good, but slightly offensive good work. I'll be sure to refer my kids to your site when they/we need knitting help! :)

July 5, 2007 at 2:23 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

My blog also got a PG rating because I used the word "sexy" one time. Oh well -- I don't expect kids to be reading it anyway....

July 11, 2007 at 2:56 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

what's even funnier, my gardening blog got a PG-13 rating because I used the words "dead" and "death" several times. (Come on -- anyone who gardens deals with death on a regular basis!)

July 11, 2007 at 2:58 PM  
Blogger Sassy said...

That is hilarious, so sensitive are those that run the blogger site. Let us now strive for the R you know what we need to write to get that rating?

August 14, 2007 at 8:02 PM  

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