The U.K. has officially banned a new type of online curse word that is said to have originated in Spain, and the word “doom” has been replaced with “dood” to reflect its French roots.
The word “Doom” was officially banned in the UK last week, according to the British Foreign Office, the Associated Press reported.
In the U., the word has been a staple of social media since 2012.
The term “Dood” has also been used in the United States since 2013 to refer to people who have died or been dismembered.
The Associated Press reports that the term was used to refer in 2015 to the president of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.