I did laugh when I read this, I must say... and who says these social sites aren't useful!
Just a comment on the "unacceptable" word.... I should think that it IS a crude pattern search. Probably a bot on the post server. And since I am sure not too much money was given out for it, by the server administrators, it is probably a crude word pattern search, based on american english, without contextural relevence.
So a british english word, that would be of no consequence in a similar british bot, is flagged. As an Englander, I would always use the word in question, and have never knowingly used the word "snicker" outide the context of a chocolate bar!
Such things happen all the time with so rich a language as english, in all its various forms. I find it amusing how words can take on interesting cultural twists ;-) So how many brits out there have asked an american for a rubber?