Pepper Mouth keeps you from cursing online
by Mark R
This next device, the Pepper Mouth, uses behaviorism techniques in order to keep you from swearing, at least online.
You know how you train a dog not to bark by spraying some fruit spray? This is designed to spray you whenever you type a curse word on a computer.
It can connect to the computer via USB, and sits as a fixture on your desk. It is a fixture that will do nothing but be a paperweight until its programmed set of four-letter (and I imagine not four-letter) words is typed in on an e-mail, Word document, Facebook post, etc.. Then that hand will light up thanks to an LED light, and you have a few seconds to untype your curse before you get sprayed.
I’m not certain what the smell is, but if it is called “Pepper Mouth”, then perhaps it is pepper spray. That would probably stop me from working for a while, rather than being the distracted by a foul odor.
Of course, you could always get a swear jar. Hey, I got a good idea: why not connect your online swearing with PayPal? Yeah, losing a few cents every time I write “@#$!” (oh, what’s that odor?) would definitely be better than washing my mouth out with soap.