George Carlin’s famous 7 dirty words, apparently, do not apply to today’s modern workforce. While television censors gagged Carlin’s list, work emails and texts receive no such censorship. Even Carlin might be amazed by what otherwise intelligent people include in their business correspondence.
You cannot afford to miss inappropriate language in your eDiscovery document review. Profanity in off-color emails or text messages can discredit even the strongest witness. With any eDiscovery search you will want to zero in on those documents where the writer’s tone suggests urgency, misconduct or emotion. Profanity is a good indication of stress or impropriety, so including obscenities in your keyword search should be de rigueur for most cases. In some cases (like employment discrimination) pervasive profanity and obscenity can drive case outcomes.
Based on our experience, Carlin’s ‘seven dirty words’ are not nearly enough to address usage in modern commercial cases. So we’ve preloaded a comprehensive list of 700 profane and obscene terms and phrases, to make your profanity search as comprehensive and as easy as possible. Let us know if we’ve missed any that you know!
Lexbe has built a Profanity Search Tool integrated into our platform so that you can run a comprehensive search and pull all of those documents into one file quickly. With over 700 terms there is a good chance our search tool will out perform even the most creative among you. Carlin would be impressed.
You can read more about how to launch this tool by reading our technical note on this feature by following the link below. Our team is always available for a quick demo, so if you would like to see the Profanity Search Tool in action, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: The Profanity and Search Tool is available only for Lexbe customers who are practicing U.S. attorneys and legal professionals, over the age of 18, for use in connection with legal document review.