One of our regular commenters has a funny one in the post below about newspaper ad policies:
I have in my possession a deeply hilarious list of prohibited words from from my newspaper’s ad manager after an adult entertainment ad containing the phrase “golden shower�? actually made it into print.
Here are some of the prohibited terms:
The memo concludes, “If you have any advertisers currently using any of these terms, please inform them of our change in policy.�?
All this as a setup to point to a letter I wrote to Romenesko today. Someone at the Louisville Courier-Journal changed Ray Nagin’s “chocolate city” comment to “predominantly African-American.” And the paper’s dumb ol’ readers thought this was worse than the original remark — go figure.
UPDATE: My old colleague and near-roommate Jeff Borden chimes in with his recollection of the Day Readers Were Spared Andy Capp’s Ass.