Facebook has forbidden any mention of a Norfolk waterway because its name is considered too rude.
The stretch of water is called Cockshoot Dyke and is a popular visitor spot on the Norfolk Broads.
A dyke is a stretch of water that usually runs along or parallel to a body of water such as a river.
The administrator of the Love the Norfolk Broads Facebook page, Steve Burgess, 61, said the issue first came up when a member wrote on the group that she was moored along a stretch of the dyke.
The company claimed the reason it was removed was because of violence and sexual content.
Steve Burgess told a newspaper outlet that they put two and two together and got 58 and that you’ve got to laugh about it, and the irony was that we see so much that’s offensive, violent or sexual but nothing’s done about it, and even a businessman who runs a shop in the area has been banned from posting pictures for days in the past.
Steve Burgess added that it was a bit Big Brotherish but it did make sense.
Other places which have been removed from Facebook because of their names include Plymouth Hoe and Devil’s Dyke in Sussex.
And does anyone actually care what some woke person at Facebook finds offensive? But of course, all they really want to do is stifle free speech and the uncontrolled exchange of opinions, and I’m guessing that no doubt Cockermouth in Cumbria will also be deemed offensive by Facebook.
They might even ban Upperthong in Yorkshire, Oldham in Lancashire or even Ramsbottom.
Facebook seriously needs to sort itself out and chill out. Oh look out, it’s Pratt’s Bottom, but I was actually talking about Facebook, but then that’s typical Facebook fighting imaginary dragons while ignoring real problems.
I hope that there at Facebook they have enough intellect to realise that the name Cockburn is a real name or an extremely wonderful port – that’s not a sailing port, but something that you drink, and a real medical issue if when you think of these words, only filth satisfies your grey matter.
There are a lot of people that frequent Facebook, and enjoy going on there, but it has become a cesspool, if nothing but a petri-dish run by self-anointed egomaniacs hell-bent on shaping society to their notions of right and wrong, never mind the opinions of a preponderance of ordinary people.
This is a stupid age that we’re living in, the age of woke people and a world that has gone mad, but then I expect that the Germans might have said something similar about Hitler and his posse, not realising how truly evil he was.
Perhaps we should just ban the word Facebook because it could be said that it’s insulting books, although books aren’t human matter, the wokes of this world would still think it was a splendid idea.
If people don’t want to see this sort of thing on Facebook and think that it’s demeaning, then don’t go on Facebook, don’t even sign up for it, or if parents believe that it’s not proper, that’s what parental controls are for.
And does this mean that we can’t post words like Cockpit, Cockroach, Cocktail, Cockatoo and Cockapoo, the list is infinite, and God forbid you should even put a photograph of your Cocker Spaniel on there.