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People with "Dirty" Last Names Share Their Website Algorithm Struggles

By Mustafa Gatollari

Growing up with an unfortunate last name is never fun, especially when it could be interpreted as a "dirty" or "naughty" word. You make your elementary school friends nervous because they don't even want to say your last name for fear of being put in a time out.

When you get older, that's when the real ridiculing begins. Kids will take your name and find all sorts of ways to destroy you and your family tree. No one cares that you had no choice in your last name, all they care about is that it makes them laugh, regardless of your mental anguish.

You'd think that when you got older people would mature and laugh less at your name, and maybe they do. But the discrimination doesn't usually stop there, as a bunch of Twitter users are pointing out. Their unfortunate last name discrimination carries on into their existence in the digital sphere.