Verboticism: Fickon

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DEFINITION: n. A self-deprecating computer virus which is constantly changing its identity due to problems with its logic and/or self-confidence. v. To randomly change your tune, just so you can bug other people.

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Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: FICK ON

Sentence: I heard a group of guys in the computer lab talking about making viruses. They were arguing over what they would call it, and they all had these clever names lined up one after another. I think these intellectual bullies should grow up and quit trying to complicate other people’s lives. So I stood up and told them that they should call their disasterpiece FICKON…named after the fickle, con artists that started it. To my chagrin I found out later that they liked the name because viruses changed often and they felt like they were pulling off a con.

Etymology: FICKLE: changing often and suddenly CONFICKER VIRUS: CON : a trick; an act of cheating

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Comments: Fickon

readerwriter - 2009-04-01: 10:11:00
Oh my! And if you don't like it you can just Fickoff????

kateinkorea - 2009-04-01: 10:47:00
Oh my is right!

Nosila - 2009-04-01: 22:25:00
Love the word and story, kate, and it isn't even a ficktional one!