05 Dec '11, 6am

Village name banned from Facebook for being too 'Effin' rude

DUBLIN, Ireland - Facebook has banned a village in the county of Limerick for being too 'effin' rude. According to Britain's Daily Mail, Facebook has rejected resident's Anne Marie Kennedy request to add her hometown of Effin on her profile page. The name is automatically censored by Facebook, just like more traditional four-letter expletives. Ms Kennedy said Facebook deemed the name obscene, said the report. Ms Kennedy tried to contact Facebook but received no reply so she tried to start a group called 'Please get my hometown Effin recognised', which was also rejected. The Daily Mail, citing Ms Kennedy, said: " It came back with an error message saying 'offensive'. The Sun tabloid reported Ms Kennedy is now trying to get the village's population of around 1,000 behind her cause. One option would be to use the original Irish spelling of the village's name, Eifinn - but tha...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/World/EDC111205-0000096/Villag...

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