Had to laugh today. I sent the manuscript of my Lynx book to Buckingham Palace today with a letter asking if Prince Andrew would provide a foreword. He was a Lynx pilot for many years and my publisher really likes the idea of him adding a few words - fair enough. So off goes the email and and automated reply comes straight back saying:
'Your recent message was not delivered because it violates our acceptable use policy on profanity. You are advised to amend your message and resend it as appropriate.'
So I had a good canter through the text and did find two b*****s and three s***s - its about military flying after all, so that's pretty mild. Off it goes again and gets bounced with the same response. I revert to the old fashioned system of using the telephone and get told to send it through to a Gmail address. Sure enough a couple of hours later I get a call to say that all is safely received.
Just curious, I ask - 'any idea why the royal firewall didn't like it?'
A few seconds later I get the answer - 'Er yes its probably the word ----------- cockpit'
Well bugger me.