Blast from the past: Sniglets

I’m reminded today of Sniglets. I grew up in the 1980s watching lots of HBO, so Rich Hall’s little segments from Not Necessarily the News occupy a special place in some dark corner of my cerebrum. I can still remember to this day:

  • flen – the yucky stuff that accumulates under the cap of a ketchup bottle.
  • accello-yellow – someone who speeds up when they see a yellow traffic light

I just thought of a sniglet of my own. It’s a term for when you spend a couple of hours writing fancy little bash functions that do really specialized things that are fun but perhaps of questionable use.

I call this: “bashturbation”.

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