COBOL fingers


/koh'bol fing'grz/ Reported from Sweden, a hypothetical disease one might get from coding in COBOL. The language requires code verbose beyond all reason (see candygrammar); thus it is alleged that programming too much in COBOL causes one's fingers to wear down to stubs by the endless typing.

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Last updated: 1994-12-22

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