When it comes to work emails, there are some things that even spell check can鈥檛 detect, such as the tone聽or the amount of empathy in your email. But now there鈥檚 an app that can help you with political correctness too. Introducing聽Alex, the app that will keep your filter on when you can鈥檛 and make sure you never send a potentially offensive email again.

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This open-source (read: any coder can edit) Java Script tool claims to 鈥渃atch insensitive, inconsiderate writing,鈥 which is basically anything anyone might find offensive (i.e., sexist, racist or other bigoted comments). It will suggest things like writing 鈥渃hairperson鈥 instead of 鈥渃hairman鈥 or 鈥渋t鈥 and 鈥渢hey鈥 instead of 鈥渉e.鈥 However, this might create a few problems when the person being written about is actually a man or when it causes a sentence to become extremely cumbersome and overburdened with flowy language.


The author recommends using it for job descriptions, resumes and when writing code, but we see it as a potential one-stop shop for celebrities and public figures to send their tweets and status updates before blasting them out into the Internet forever. While some argue that free speech is free speech and therefore we shouldn鈥檛 get all extreme with our PC-ness, we think that this might be a good place to stop before sending out anything that might live on in infamy on the Internet. Ya know, just in case.

What鈥檚 the most cringe-worthy celebrity tweet you can remember? Share it in the comments!