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bzzzt, wrong

/bzt rong/ (Usenet, Internet) From a Robin Williams routine in the movie "Dead Poets Society" spoofing radio or TV quiz programs, such as *Truth or Consequences*, where an incorrect answer earns one a blast from the buzzer and condolences from the interlocutor. A way of expressing mock-rude disagreement, usually immediately following an included quote from another poster. The less abbreviated "*Bzzzzt*, wrong, but thank you for playing" is also common; capitalisation and emphasis of the buzzer sound varies.

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(1994-11-11)

 


Nearby terms: bytesexual Byzantine bz bzzzt, wrong C C# (c)
 

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