Apple is currently embroiled in a momentous legal battle against the government, but they’re also staying on top of what really matters: dicks.
Twitter user Dan Leech recently pointed out a curious little detail about the source code for Apple’s OS X webpage: The catchphrase for El Capitan, “more to love with every click”, seems innocuous at first — until you realise that the font makes “click” look like “dick”.
Apple wrapped a span around the word “click” to apply more generous letter spacing, so it doesn’t look like “dick.” pic.twitter.com/oiVj3KV5xJ
— Dan Leech (@bathtype) February 23, 2016
To solve this “problem”, Apple decided to space out the letters, thereby circumventing any embarrassing confusion. If you sneak a look at the site’s source code, you’ll notice that “click” is enclosed with <span> tags.
Another Twitter user put together a handy illustration of the effect:
— Ryan Ackermann (@naturaln0va) February 25, 2016
Interestingly, as our friends at Gizmodo UK point out, their version of the site includes no such change, so it’s dicks abound across the ocean. Americans and their puritanism! “There’s more to love with every dick” sounds better anyway.