CURSOR DIPPED IN X
\kˈɜːsə dˈɪpt ɪn ˈɛks], \kˈɜːsə dˈɪpt ɪn ˈɛks], \k_ˈɜː_s_ə d_ˈɪ_p_t ɪ_n ˈɛ_k_s]\
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The metaphorical source of the electronic equivalentof a poisoned-pen letter. Derived from English metaphors ofthe form "pen dipped in X" (where X = e.g. "acid", "bile","vitriol"). These map over neatly to this hackish usage (thecursor being what moves, leaving letters behind, when one iscomposing on-line)."Talk about a nastygram! He must've had his cursor dippedin acid when he wrote that one!"
By Denis Howe