January 24, 2011

Censoring Inappropriate Words in the Captions

I was watching a part in a movie where I could hear the crazed gunman screaming horrible curse words. I could clearly hear the words:

"F*&#* you motherf*&#@%s!!!!!!! Kiss my #%$#!!!! AAAAAAAAHHHH!"

It was interesting how the captions were virtually non-existent during this part. Instead, the captions vaguely described how the man was screaming, following a bunch of made up words and symbols. 

I notice that censoring with closed captions happens quite often. I think that it does not make any sense for people to be able to hear the curse words or inappropriate language while the captions don't even acknowledge them. Sometimes they use "nicer" words instead.

Is this some sort of mistake?