Reply to post: Re: This is stupid

Allowlist, not whitelist. Blocklist, not blacklist. Goodbye, wtf. Microsoft scans Chromium code, lops off offensive words

Ken Hagan Gold badge

Re: This is stupid

It is presumably related to the notion of black-balling, which is itself presumably an English translation of the original Ancient Greek.

Nevertheless, language evolves and "blocklist" is perfectly clear in context so I don't have a problem with it if someone else is willing to put in the legwork of making the changes and re-testing.

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