Is this a fusion of "bollocks" and "mux", meaning "a whole shitload of different bollocks in one place"?
If so, I like it. A useful neologism at last and one that I shall use.
Here's a refreshingly frank marketing email to start the week, courtesy of PacketTrap Network Management Solutions: The Failures: Sluggish network...*#$!%!....Is it the server? The application? How about a bolluxed router configuration? An overtaxed port on a switch? Or it could be...just about a few hundred other things... …
Buttons? I want the kit to provide three commandline tools: bolluxfind, unbollux and bolluxmon. GUIs just get in the way of efficiently debolluxing what needs to be debolluxed, and furthermore, the leaner and meaner the tools themselves are, the less chance of a programmer bolluxing the unbolluxer.
Bollux was the name used for a robot in an early Han Solo story (something about entertainers and circuses, I think). In the next book in the series the name was mysteriously change to Zollux - I think someone noticed ....
(maybe I should have posted this anonymously, rather than admitting in public that I used to read Star Wars spinoff novels)
here in the U. S. of A. we sometimes use the expression "all bolluxed up" to mean "all messed up" or (heavens!) "all f****d up" without having a clue as to what "bollocks" means. Only the handful of Shakespeare readers are aware of the anatomical implications of the word. Ignorant lot, we Yanks!
Can you imagine if M$ used that? or Apple.
Get the new upgrade for Vista, "Because our coders dropped a clanger, someone smarter than our guys are could remotely bollux your machine"
"because Vista has bolluxed up and died, we are having to reboot, sorry for making an arse of your system, if you want to see what the benaal report contains and listen to us talk cr*p at you because we don't know which bit of the sh*te software is to blame, then click here."
That would be nice and refreshing.
I do like that email though...
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