X-rated answer to Jack's clue search

Crossword fan Jack Sedgewick

Crossword fan Jack Sedgewick

First published in News by , Chief Reporter

AN 89-year-old great-grandfather got the shock of his life when he used the internet to try to find the answer to a crossword clue – only for pages of X-rated pornographic images to pop up on his screen.

Crossword fan Jack Sedgewick, from Roman Road, Basingstoke, was trying to find the answer to a difficult clue in The Sunday Express magazine crossword, and thought he would use the web for help.

But when he typed the two words into search engine Yahoo, rather than finding the answer, he was instead left disgusted by the images that came up on his PC.

The former engineer said: “It has certainly shaken me. It’s terrifying to think that children could be searching other such innocent words and have this come up instead.”

He tried using just one of the words to see if it made a difference, but was bombarded with even more disturbing images.

The grandfather of four, who only started using the internet for help with crosswords in the past few months, eventually found the correct answer of Onager, which is a wild Asian donkey.

But he has been left disgusted by his original findings, discovering a rather different kind of “Asian ass” than the crossword clue was asking for.

Jack said: “I was so annoyed because as soon as I found out the answer I thought: ‘I should have known that’.”

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7:16pm Fri 28 May 10

Squicking says...

That's ironic. I'm an engineer and when I "work from home" I like to cruise the web for grot. Imagine my dismay, last week, when I entered "wet beaver" into Yahoo and all it returned was pictures of North American rodents. As soon as I saw the results I knew I should have searched for "Asian ladyboys" instead.
That's ironic. I'm an engineer and when I "work from home" I like to cruise the web for grot. Imagine my dismay, last week, when I entered "wet beaver" into Yahoo and all it returned was pictures of North American rodents. As soon as I saw the results I knew I should have searched for "Asian ladyboys" instead. Squicking
  • Score: 11

7:25pm Sat 29 May 10

DougieL says...

I just tried a search for "wild asian ****" in Google and got some lovely pictures of ladies bare bottoms.

I then enabled "Google safe search" and all those ladies bottoms disappeared - it's amazing how Google manage to do that when Yahoo can't.

Google defaults to having safe search enabled, I have to positively disable it to see those bare bottoms.
I just tried a search for "wild asian ****" in Google and got some lovely pictures of ladies bare bottoms. I then enabled "Google safe search" and all those ladies bottoms disappeared - it's amazing how Google manage to do that when Yahoo can't. Google defaults to having safe search enabled, I have to positively disable it to see those bare bottoms. DougieL
  • Score: 3

11:22pm Wed 2 Jun 10

chrisa123 says...

It's not quite true to suggest that Google make everything better.

The default setting for Google is with Safe Search set to "moderate". In this mode there are a lot of non-family friendly results.

This is very similar to the default Yahoo setting of filtering "adult" images and videos.
It's not quite true to suggest that Google make everything better. The default setting for Google is with Safe Search set to "moderate". In this mode there are a lot of non-family friendly results. This is very similar to the default Yahoo setting of filtering "adult" images and videos. chrisa123
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