Goodbye, Blink.

I used to do web development. In Cold Fusion, a lot of the time. Cold Fusion is a language with tags that usually start with CF, like “<cf_query>”.

We had a customer who kept asking for the text to be bright red, huge, and blinking. (Not for the entire site, but for special words and phrases like “SALE!” and “ALL ITEMS 75% OFF!” and “YOU CAN’T GET A CHEAPER PRICE ANYWHERE ELSE ON THE INTERNET GUARANTEED!”) He did it often enough that we joked about writing a custom tag, <cf_ugly>.

Pronounced “see fugly.”

Usage:

Boss: Yeah, [Name] likes your changes, but he wants you to wrap the text about the promotion in a see fugly tag.
Dev: DAMMIT!!!! *goes to edit*

See fugly.  See fugly stop.  Stop, fugly, stop.

[Link:  Firefox May Drop Support for <blink> Tags, Finally.]

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