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The problem is named after the English town of Scunthorpe, which has the string "[[cunt]]" within its name.  Other problem places include the towns of Penistone (penis) and Lightwater (twat), and the counties of Essex, Middlesex and Sussex ([[sex]]).
 
The problem is named after the English town of Scunthorpe, which has the string "[[cunt]]" within its name.  Other problem places include the towns of Penistone (penis) and Lightwater (twat), and the counties of Essex, Middlesex and Sussex ([[sex]]).
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It is related to, but actually distinct from, a [[clbuttic]].
  
 
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Latest revision as of 04:12, 29 July 2020

The Scunthorpe problem is a problem in computing whereby entries containing certain undesirable strings are rejected by computer systems, even though they have innocent real life existence.

The problem is named after the English town of Scunthorpe, which has the string "cunt" within its name. Other problem places include the towns of Penistone (penis) and Lightwater (twat), and the counties of Essex, Middlesex and Sussex (sex).

It is related to, but actually distinct from, a clbuttic.