For a short period of time, Twitter started banning people for using a certain word. It’s safe for radio, I think… It’s a city in Tennessee? It was home to Elvis. Memphis. Yeah, their scanners broke and they didn’t explain it… but lightly poked fun at themselves by saying the risque word (sarcasm!) in their own tweet about how it was safe again.

Due to a bizarre bug, the bird site is temporarily banning folks for tweeting the word “Memphis.” On Sunday, a number of Twitter users suddenly found their accounts locked for 12 hours apparently just for saying the word—myself included.

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