"The software _glitches_ constantly." [NT]

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Oct 13 01:30:21 UTC 2011

On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 9:08 PM, Victor Steinbok <aardvark66 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Sounds fairly ordinary to me, although I usually hear it in reference to
> hardware--and not just computers.

This is my first encounter with it. From life:

A. "That's enough to gag a maggot!"
B."[Strongly-negative reaction]!"
A. "What's the matter? Haven't you heard that before?"
B. "No! And I HOPE that I never hear it, again!!!"

A couple of dekkids later, he said that he didn't recall the exchange
and that the expression didn't bother him at all. In like manner, I
suppose that I'll eventually learn to live with _glitch_ as a verb.


All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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