I've done my google search and the scripts omit the ^ characters
returning "H H" results. I see this referanced everywhere but nowhere
I can find will give it in an obvious context. Google groups will save
From the jargon file:
There is also an accepted convention for `writing under erasure'; the text
Be nice to this fool^H^H^H^Hgentleman,
he's visiting from corporate HQ.
reads roughly as "Be nice to this fool, er, gentleman...", with irony
emphasized. The digraph ^H is often used as a print representation for a
backspace, and was actually very visible on old-style printing terminals.
As the text was being composed the characters would be echoed and printed
immediately, and when a correction was made the backspace keystrokes would
be echoed with the string '^H'. Of course, the final composed text would
have no trace of the backspace characters (or the original erroneous text).
Hope this helped...
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