We’ve gotten an unusually high number of reports that today’s edition of the Peach Pundit Daily has been flagged as “spam” by various email service providers. That’s probably because we used a word banned by the USDA in this story:
USDA Bans “Gay” In Applications – From Randy Travis at WAGA Fox5 “The US Department of Agriculture rejected a Georgia cattle farmer’s application for a special interstate transport license because his address contained “a banned word.” The banned word was the name of the town where cattle rancher Gene King lives: Gay, Georgia. “In a statement, the USDA said they created a database of words with “bad connotations” because they worried people would try to sabotage an earlier animal ID registration system. That was in 2004. They promise a future upgrade will ensure that “this will no longer be an issue.” At some point, our sense of the absurd will be so highly developed that we could have made this up. Until that happens maybe they’ll just change their name to “Fabulous, Georgia.”
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