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Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Nuts and Bolts: clbuttic mistakes

Yes, that's right: clbuttic.

I think this is the only word in the English language that starts CLB, so that makes it a word to be cherished as far as I'm concerned.

The really wonderful thing about clbuttic mistakes is that you've never made one. No, never. Me neither.

Hey, let's stop here for a moment and feel pleased with ourselves, shall we?

So, who makes clbuttic mistakes?

Well, computers.

A clbuttic mistake is when a computer decides to replace a rude word with a more polite one.

As in President Lincoln was buttbuttinated by an armed buttailant.

Nice to know that we're all much cleverer than computers, isn't it.

Clbuttic mistake: this word has a short but fascinating history. It's the word classic with the ass bit taken out and butt put in instead.

2 comments:

  1. Talk about learning something new every day! This is an amazing new scrap of knowledge!

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  2. How many people would know what I meant if I said I supported Buttnal? The fact that Buttnal is managed by Buttne Wenger might be a clue, I suppose...

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