What is an "unmentionable word" to SQL?

I am reading sys.query_store_query_text (Transact-SQL) and I see the following, so I google {SQL "unmentionable" word}

Query text contains a password or other unmentionable words.

Other then 3 links that take me back to where I found it, I don't find anything that appears to show a relationship to a password or anything that SQL might care about.


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Changing my answer, as I was incorrect in my previous assertion after testing. I believe this is another way of expressing that the value is either a password or another form of ciphertext (encrypted value) instead of a plaintext value.

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