Xxxterm: Surfing like a Vim pro
Posted Dec 16, 2011 22:54 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
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(at least in the UK "XXX" is commonly used to refer to pornography, derived I presume from "X rated").
It's the typical association with "XXX" in the US as well, which is interesting because I know the reason in the US is that the Motion Picture Association of America, which provides the offensiveness ratings using by movie theaters, originally defined a rating of "X" for things not suitable for people under 17. That was usually because it contained too much sex, so for pornographers was actually a selling point and they exaggerated it to XXX.
(The MPAA eventually abandoned X because there was no need for it. Theaters that used the rating systems wouldn't show X rated films, so producers of those films had no reason to submit them for rating).
So what's the story in the UK? Is there an "X" movie rating, or did XXX just migrate from the US?
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