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Words We Need

Post by Alan Kirk » Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:35 am

I just noticed that the following was added to the Oxford Dictionary this month:
OED wrote:cruft
New words: February 2013
Pronunciation: /krʌft/

Definition of cruft
noun
[mass noun] Computing, informal


badly designed, unnecessarily complicated, or unwanted code or software:
this removes all unnecessary cruft from Word documents saved as HTML

Origin:
1950s (in the sense 'rubbish, detritus'): origin unknown
Been there, done that, T-Shirt acquisition effected, etc.
"To them, equipment failure is terrifying. To me, it’s 'Tuesday.' "
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Re: Words We Need

Post by garry cook » Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:32 am

I like that - I've always used "guff" but this sounds more professional.

I will start using this henceforth.

Cheers matey

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