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Jo Brand, in response to a lack of slang terms for what you might call jilling off, once came up with the term "gusset typing". As a sniggering teenager I was quite amused by this, and as a sniggering adult geek I am even more amused and delighted to see that someone has apparently made the metaphor real.
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bugshaw From: bugshaw Date: April 23rd, 2008 09:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Does it come with a joystick?
aardvark179 From: aardvark179 Date: April 24th, 2008 12:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Or one of those Thinkpad nipples. Okay, nipple seems the wrong word here, but you know what I mean. :-)
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bugshaw From: bugshaw Date: April 24th, 2008 06:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Thinks: huh whuh?
Looks at own mouse. Sees scrollwheel. Ah...

Note to self: do not read comment notifications at work :-)
aardvark179 From: aardvark179 Date: April 24th, 2008 09:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah, explanation is needed? Okay IBM Thinkpads didn't have a trackball or trackpad, they had a little 'nipple' that you applied a directional force to which looked like
ewx From: ewx Date: April 23rd, 2008 09:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
How very practical!
brrm From: brrm Date: April 23rd, 2008 11:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
bugshaw From: bugshaw Date: April 24th, 2008 06:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Also, getting gyggy with it.
1ngi From: 1ngi Date: April 24th, 2008 09:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Runs away screaming.
bopeepsheep From: bopeepsheep Date: April 28th, 2008 08:24 am (UTC) (Link)
I seem to have remembered the phrase from that article (in the Indy) as 'crotch typing' but gusset works just as well. It's entirely possible she reused the joke more than once, of course.

I can't use my normal 'typing' icon in response to this, it's all sorts of Bad and Wrong.
khalinche From: khalinche Date: July 9th, 2008 10:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Someone else remembers that routine about the lack of metaphors for jilling off! Hurray!
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