Tonya Carrington-Anderson is angry with a video game that taught her son to use swear words. That’s right folks, another videogame hitting the headlines for corrupting our sweet, innocent children. Tonya (36 years old, stupid name) gave her son Ethan the DS version of the popular word game Scrabble for Christmas in 2007 to help improve his vocabulary and enable him to test his skill against virtual characters. She was horrified to learn that the virtual characters were winning using slang words and crude abuse.
Trying out the game for herself she was shocked when her opponent used the word “Tits” which the in game dictionary (copied directly from the Official Scrabble Dictionary by Collins Harper) defines as both “a garden bird” or “an informal word for female breasts. However it was the next word that really made her mad. The computer opponent spelled out “Fuckers” which the dictionary defines as “a slang word for chavs”, got a triple word score from it and won the game. It’s unclear whether Tonya is angry about the word or the fact that she lost.
I think this is hilarious. The fact that the game has junior settings that stop these words being used totally escaped Tonya despite it being mentioned both on the packaging and in the manual. The fact that she thinks her eleven year old son has never heard these words before, probably from her (most children learn curse words from their parents who then blame everyone else, and that’s a fact that can’t be denied). The whole thing is funny.
Oh, one last thing. If you’re in Britain and not a chav then you do refer to them as “fuckers” amongst less pleasant names. If you’re a chav in Britain then you can’t read this anyway so you wont even know what I’m talking about you worthless scum of the earth thieving shit for brains fuckers.