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  • Because I have friends who've been involved in the computer field for decades and are willing and able to converse in clear English with me, I know that ASCII is pronounced "asskey," but I have no idea what, in fact, ASCII means.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XII No 2 1985


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  • According to the definition of asskey:

    "Any keystroke struck in frustration, most typically in an attempt to revive a frozen system. The group secretary could be heard asking Tech Support, "so where's the asskey"?

    (orig. Southern US dial., ASCII)"

    August 16, 2012