Friday, February 10, 2012

High * * * * Cranberries

While out for a walk near Maley Drive in Sudbury we came upon some bright red berries. They were hanging off what looked like dead vines just off the edge of the walking trail. I took a couple pictures just because they looked so alive and beautiful on an otherwise dull and dreary day.
Later that evening I uploaded this image to The Weather Network website as an interesting picture from the Sudbury area. I checked back a few hours later to see if in fact the picture had been accepted and added to the website. To my delight it had! And even better, there were a couple comments added. One comment reads as such; "These are high ***** cranberries." Another reiterated; " My wife and I walk this trail daily and we see many of these "High ***** Cranberries." 

I was confused. High ****(what?) Cranberries? After a quick Google check I arrived at the conclusion that the ***** is for the word bush. For some odd and unexplained reason the Weather Network has determined that the rather innocuous English word 'bush' is offensive enough to ban it from appearing in the comments section. I find that more humorous than offensive and can't wait to see what other dangerous words are not allowed to the purveyors of weather information.


  1. Welcome as my newest blog- follower.
    Enjoy your nice new camera and have a nice weekend!
    Look forward to more postings from you.

    Greetings from Gunn in Stavanger.

  2. Oh goodness. What are they going to censor next! I got a good laugh out of this stor though. And the berries are petty.