Pizzled

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The instruction sheets listed rows of possible defects, with neat boxes by each; a punch-stick was included to indicate the particular deficiency of the product.
"What'll I check?" Morrison asked. "Contaminated? Bacterial? Sour? Rancid? Incorrectly labeled? Broken? Crushed? Cracked? Bent? Soiled?"
Thinking rapidly, O'Neill said, "Don't check any of them. The factory's … (read more)

The instruction sheets listed rows of possible defects, with neat boxes by each; a punch-stick was included to indicate the particular deficiency of the product.
"What'll I check?" Morrison asked. "Contaminated? Bacterial? Sour? Rancid? Incorrectly labeled? Broken? Crushed? Cracked? Bent? Soiled?"
Thinking rapidly, O'Neill said, "Don't check any of them. The factory's undoubtedly ready to test and resample. It'll make its own analysis and then ignore us." His face glowed as frantic inspiration came. "Write in that blank at the bottom. It's an open space for further data."
"Write what?"
O'Neill said, "Write: the product is thoroughly pizzled."
"What's that?" Ferine demanded, baffled.
"Write it! It's a semantic garble -- the factory won't be able to understand it. Maybe we can jam the works."

From Autofac, by Philip K. Dick.
Published by Galaxy in 1955

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