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/sner'b*l/ Incorrect data introduced by transmission errors; any corrupted or uninterpretable data.
The word originated in a 1978 advertisement for a Mockingboard, which "makes frogs croak, princesses shriek, and martians zxnrbl."
"It's not misspelled on the original page. The Internet must have zxnrbled it on the way to you."
(1997-03-16)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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