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Beth Rosser
Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2019 3:37:49 PM

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Why when I play Wordhub does it not recognise the word rape?
Wilmar (USA) 1M
Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2019 4:08:07 PM

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Beth, this has been a complaint for a long time.

rape 2 (rāp)
n.
Either of two European plants (Brassica napus or B. rapa) of the mustard family, cultivated as fodder and for their seeds, which yield a valuable oil. Certain varieties of these plants yield canola oil. Also called colza, oilseed rape.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin rāpa, pl. of rāpum, turnip.]
rape 3 (rāp)
n.
The refuse of grapes left after the extraction of the juice in winemaking.
Gabriel82
Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2019 6:08:59 PM

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Beth Rosser wrote:
Why when I play Wordhub does it not recognise the word rape?


Many such words are left out like "rape," which is a valid definition of the English language. Many others that seemingly would be viewed as "offensive" by some are never recognized either even though you could spell them with the letters. It is ridiculous, and certainly a head-scratcher. What confuses me is how much slang is recognized that comes from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Scotland and other places, that even the most traveling person would never hear nor even see written. I have tons of South African and Australian friends and I never see them use those words when chatting with me.
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