Brooks (brooksmoses) wrote,

A small linguistic analysis of frustrated programmers.

Inspired by a link off Reddit, I decided to try putting various phrases that people use when frustrated and/or speaking very informally into Google's code search.

It turns out that a Google code-search for "damn" turns up an endless supply of amusing comments. Clearly this is the expression of choice for annoyed, aggravaged, or generally cranky programmers; I can't find anything else with nearly so many results.

(The phrase "breaks loose" also leads to some gems, but only 11 pages before they run out.)

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