\fˈiːpɪŋ kɹˈiːt͡ʃəɹˌɪzəm], \fˈiːpɪŋ kɹˈiːtʃəɹˌɪzəm], \f_ˈiː_p_ɪ_ŋ k_ɹ_ˈiː_tʃ_ə_ɹ_ˌɪ_z_ə_m]\
Definitions of FEEPING CREATURISM
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/fee'ping kree"ch*r-izm/ A deliberate spoonerism for creepingfeaturism, meant to imply that the system or program inquestion has become a misshapen creature of hacks. This termisn"t really well defined, but it sounds so neat that mosthackers have said or heard it. It is probably reinforced byan image of terminals prowling about in the dark making theircustomary noises.
By Denis Howe