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Polishing Turds

Posted by Stum Thurmond on May 07, 2004

In Reply to: Polishing Turds posted by ESC on May 07, 2004

: : This is an expression (polishing turds) used mostly in the Software Industry in the UK and means to make a piece of poorly written and virtually unfixable software appear to function by giving it a smart user interface. I could mention a well know operating system which is a prime example of where this technique has been used but they might sue me so I'll keep stum.

: Another term: put more lipstick on the pig.

"Keep stum"?

What's that mean?