Template:kluge-Usage note

Today, the terms kluge and kludge are widely believed to be alternative spellings for the same word, although a distinction in usage can perhaps be detected: in the U.K., the connotation of kludge is almost wholly negative (as befits its alleged derivation), while U.S. usage, following the older spelling kluge and the alleged German derivation, admits some fondness for the cleverness or functionality underlying a kludge that works.

Ample jokes have been made about how these terms self-referentially apply to their own tangled history.

Last modified on 21 April 2013, at 19:08