Shopping, product review sites, and policies for treating unladylike words

There seems to be a new crop of “Web 2.0 product review” sites, whatever that means, and it’s hard to tell which ones can stick around for the long haul. Some of these seem to gain momentum, then flounder in the space of a few weeks; they may be designed by people with nice ideas, but no clue about a traffic-building strategy.

Cute little fuckers - Locher's blouseAs a side note, they have different policies for treating unladylike words.

Here’s a product: a pretty embroidered blouse by Swiss-Parisian designer Nicole Locher, whose motto is “Perversion with a touch of class”.

On the designer’s own site, lochers.com, the name of this style is “Cute Little Fuckers”.

On iliketotallyloveit.com, it shows up as “Cute Little F*ckers”.

On thisnext.com, it is garbled into “Cute Little &%&#@”.

I love most of Locher’s models, especially “I don’t play nice”, “I like it rough”, “No time to fuck”, “Insatiable little thing” (hey, you’ve got to have different shirts for different moods), and “I can only please one man a day. Today is not your day. Tomorrow does not look good either…”.

Still, it doesn’t look like the policies at those review sites actually help you find cool stuff like this. If I read “Cute Little &%&#@”, my eyes just sort of glaze over it.

And the pretty blouse is never found.

Ah, the eternal dilemmas of good manners and censorship.

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