KLUDGE: “a clumsy, ugly structure that more or less deals with a problem, but in an inefficient way.”*

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    Paul Krugman, the journalist for the New York Times wrote an op-ed column yesterday in which he featured the word kludge.  I would have read the article anyway, as I always read his work.  But the use of this word, which I had never seen before, made it an even more special occasion.  […]