David Pescovitz at 9:49 am Wed, Feb 13, 2013
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I’m hereby resurrecting the insult “two-bit chump”. How did that EVER fall into disuse?
Probably because no one knows what “two bits” is nowadays. It’s even more of an insult now as well, because you could actually *buy* something with a quarter when that insult was current.
One quarter of a byte, or half a nibble, what do I win?
I can see the “one quarter of a byte” being of more current interest than the original “twenty-five cents”, i.e. this guy is so low in worthy data that he’s a two-bit chump, kinda thing.
As quoth Weird Al:
“In a 32-bit world you’re a 2-bit user;
You’ve got your own newsgroup alt.total.loser.”
This was back when it was a 32-bit world, and ‘newsgroup’ wasn’t a totally retro concept, mind you.
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