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CHILS

Epidemic!

(Note: IANAD) Now that Road Rage has been granted its own disease classification (although “Road Rage Syndrom” may well be a specific instance of IED[0]), I’m going to propose a classification of my own, rough-hewn from one of my more persistent pet peeves. Confused Homophone in Idiomatic Language Syndrome (CHILS) is my provisional name for the prevalent disease in which the afflicted substitutes an incorrect word into textual communication, muddling the meaning of the altered phrase.[1] When spoken, such errors would be undetectable.

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Windows Genuine Something Notification (KB0MGW7FH4X)

Are You SURE You Aren’t A Pirate?

This HIGH-PRIORITY UPDATE for Windows XP will be installed by your system as soon as possible, as it is vital to the continued proper operation of your PC, apparently. By all means, if you do not have Automatic System Modifications enabled, please visit Microsoft Update as soon as humanly possible to ensure the speedy correction of this vulnerablility before ne’er-do-wells exploit your system and possibly run software for which Microsoft does not receive royalty payments. Also, be sure to visit the “More information” link if you crave the “Confidence and Peace of Mind” that only “knowing that your software is legitimate and fully supported” can bring. If the photos accompanying this “informative” page are to be taken into account, you will also feel compelled to hug your computer. Awwwwww!
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