Minecraft language update inadvertently contained racial slur

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  1. gilaet

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    Minecraft has demonstrated some magnificent feats of community creation, but now it's
    also offering a lesson in the volatile side of crowd-sourcing. Changing the language to
    Afrikaans, spoken in South Africa and Namibia, yesterday caused the title screen to display
    the phrase "You are a Reggie." As Minecraft Forums user EgXPlayer commented, "Thats racist."

    Mojang's Jens Bergensten apologized for the slur and encouraged fans to check the new
    translation via Crowdin -- the Afrikaans home screen now reads "enkelspeler," which
    translates to "single player," as it should.


    http://www.joystiq.com/2012/01/28/minecraft-language-update-inadvertently-contained-racial-slur-b/
     
  2. Mark Mayonnaise

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    If I could play a game that said "You are a Reggie", I would be so happy
     
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    lets play rock, paper, scissors abd i will call you one
     
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    like any of the old fucks on this board know what minecraft is
     
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    i started playing it a couple months ago! old school gaming! :yay: