"The software _glitches_ constantly." [NT]

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Oct 13 03:29:21 UTC 2011

That's roughly the reaction I had my college roommate's frequent use of
"gag me with a spoon". At the time, I found it hard to think gagging in
this form. Gagging a maggot would not have bothered me as much...


On 10/12/2011 9:30 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
> 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.
> Youneverknow.
> --
> -Wilson

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