Submitted by Howard Tayler on July 11, 2009 - 12:30
I think that â€œhiccoughâ€ is the original, non-intuitive spelling of the word we all pronounce as â€œhiccup.â€ And my server had one last night.
Maybe itâ€™s wrong to call it a hiccough, or even a hiccup. After all, when humans have involuntary diaphragm spasms they usually donâ€™t forget to do important things that are on their schedules, like post the next dayâ€™s comic. They just gripe about how this always happens when they eat too fast, then get on with whatever else they were supposed to be doing.
Anyway, the dayâ€™s comic is up, and people who know more about the server than I do are looking closely at the diaphragm, and checking to see if perhaps it has been eating too quickly. I suspect cyberalzheimerâ€™s, or perhaps CRONic Fatigue Syndrome, but Iâ€™m no expert. Iâ€™d just kick the darn thing in the hex-nuts and then tell it to turn its head and hiccough.