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Thinko
  • /thing'koh/ n. [by analogy with `typo'] A momentary, correctable glitch in mental processing, especially one involving recall of information learned by rote; a bubble in the stream of consciousness. Syn. braino; see also brain fart. Compare mouso. This can't happen Less clipped variant of can't happen. This time, for sure!excl. Ritual affirmation frequently uttered during protracted debugging sessions involving numerous small obstacles (e. g. , attempts to bring up a UUCP connection). For the proper effect, this must be uttered in a fruity imitation of Bullwinkle J. Moose. Also heard "Hey, Rocky! Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!" The canonical response is, of course, "But that trick *never* works!" See Humor, Hacker.