Woman blocked for ‘rude’ name
A WOMAN has taken to social media to share her surprise - and amusement - after being blocked from a website due to her "offensive" last name.
Natalie Weiner, a sports journalist with SB Nation, found herself in a bizarre situation when she attempted to create a social media account with MaxPreps, a US company that lists information on high school sports leagues.
When typing the word "Weiner" into the correct field, the reporter received a message saying "offensive language discovered in the last name field".
Taking to Twitter with her entertaining predicament, Ms Weiner wrote: "This is without a doubt the best thing that has ever happened to me … I am weeping."
this is without a doubt the best thing that's ever happened to me pic.twitter.com/rnVkmhB2dy— Natalie Weiner (@natalieweiner) August 28, 2018
Ms Weiner was soon flooded with replies from other Twitter users with unfortunate names who came forward with their own daily struggles.
Apparently, it happens to people all the time whose names are deemed too rude for the internet.
Here's some of the hilarious reaction to Ms Weiner's dilemma.
I was trying to get health insurance ... pic.twitter.com/ueeNzUBH4h— Paul Gay (@paulrgay1) August 29, 2018
Tell me about it, Steve Suconcock is terrible for usernames— Steve Suconcock (@steve_suconcock) August 29, 2018
As a Dickman I know the struggle is real— Mike Dickman (@TheMikeDickman) August 29, 2018
When I got my computer I had to set my last name as “Spron” because Sporn contains offensive language— Philip Sporn (@philip_sporn) August 28, 2018
My name's Rock, some websites tell me to "choose a real name". Fb for instance.— Alex Rock (@Pierstoval) August 28, 2018
Happens to me all the time— Ben Schmuck (@benschmuck13) August 28, 2018
At least Ms Weiner has a good sense of humour.