Computer lingo

I often find myself staring down some technical thing and step back for a moment to interpret the words on my screen the way a normal person would. I think I might start blogging these anecdotes. Here’s the one I’m looking at right now:

Upgrading Confluence EAR-WAR Edition

To a normal person, an ear is a thing that you hear with and a war is a thing that involves guns and bombs. The concept of fighting a war with ears or having a war involving ears is pretty funny. Confluence is also a word that means something. Perhaps the ear war is taking place near the confluence of two rivers.

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