I've noticed that symbols (i.e. #, $, %, !, *, etc.) are commonly used to filter profanity/foul language.
Just out of curiosity, is there a specific way to do this. I've noticed sometimes there isn't a specific number of symbols but normally the number of symbols correspond to the number of letters in the cuss word. E.g.:
Wow dude, you are such an &#%-hole!
So, with that all in mind:
- What symbols are acceptable for doing this?
- Are there patterns or specific methods for this? (Specific patterns for certain words)
- Other rules that may pertain to the situation.