When we choose the words we use in each language, we aim to remove rude and offensive words. We work closely with a team of native speakers who help us navigate the cultural sensitivities attached to certain words.

Sometimes words that are inoffensive on their own take on a different meaning when combined with two others in a specific order. That’s not something we can change, but if you’d rather avoid a certain what3words address, we’d suggest you use the next square along.

As a side note, offensive place names already exist all over the world. You can see some examples at https://www.vaguelyrudeplacesmap.com 

Did this answer your question?