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A new word: Thripxel

Along with many other people who now have TFT monitors, I've encountered the new threat of the Thunderbug, or Thrip.

In early summer these little buggers manage to get in between the layers of the LCD, attracted by the light and warmth then helpfully die, leaving the annoying outline of a small dead bug stuck forever inside your screen.

After a conversation at lunchtime with some friends I'm inventing a new word: 'thripxel', a derivative of 'thrip' and 'pixel', to be pronounced thrip-sell:

Argh, this screen has a dead thripxel!

As of today (3rd Jan 2008), Google finds no other results for thripxel.


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