Another WOTY candidate: hanging chads

GSCole gscole at ARK.SHIP.EDU
Sat Nov 11 23:01:44 UTC 2000

Supposedly this jargon file dates from 27 July 1993

but both 'chad' and 'chad box' are mentioned at:  (chaff is also mentioned)

On the just noted page, some synonyms are mentioned, as well as a
possible origin, related to the use of Chadless keypunch.

A variation (Army slang) at: (see 'chad', below
the entry for 'chad box')

True, there are a variety of such 'dictionaries' on the net.  This note
does not make a claim as to the accuracy of information presented at the
above links.

George S. Cole    gscole at
Shippensburg University

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