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When the developers at Mosaic Communications set out to create Mozilla, their lawyers requested that they clean the source code--literally. Developers were asked to remove "any text containing vulgar or offensive words or expressions." Jamie Zawinski did just that--but, like any good programmer, he documented his work, preserving for your viewing pleasure the complete list of revolting source-code comments that never made it into Mozilla. Here are our favorites*:

Seven Words You Can't Type While Programming

/* This sucks sucks sucks sucks sucks sucks sucks. */

# define rename hpux_sucks_wet_ farts_from_dead_pigeons

/* Lord Whorfin says: send me a click, dammit! */

/* stderr hackery - Why Unix Sucks, reason number 32767

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