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[SLUG] Just for laughs

Hi All

http://www.webopedia.com , has listed "blue screen of death", defined as

"Abbreviated BSOD, an error that can appear on computers running in a
Windows environment. This includes even the earliest versions of
Windows, such as Windows 3.0 and 3.1, and still occurs in later versions
such as Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, and Windows 2000.
Jokingly called the blue screen of death because when the error occurs,
the screen turns blue, and the computer almost always freezes and
requires rebooting."

I just want to know why they say it's "Jokingly called...."  as I can't
remember anybody whimsically recalling "that time they had a BSOD"