other sentences that have been said with their literal meaning which should not exist include:

I forgot the password for my graphics card account so I need to reset it before I can update the drivers

The app to turn on and off my light bulb was removed from the app store

The windows update deleted all my files because it couldn't access OneDrive

@ben @zpojqwfejwfhiunz See also:

I need to plug in my toothbrush so I can brush my teeth.

I gotta wait for Windows to finish installing updates so that I can use my Linux terminal app.

I can't check you in to the hospital because Windows interrupted me to install updates.

I can't play the games I have installed because I forgot my Steam password.

@KitsuneAlicia @zpojqwfejwfhiunz

you can at least still use an electric toothbrush without batteries

a lot of steam games can also work without steam running

@ben @zpojqwfejwfhiunz Yes and yes, but you just know someone's said each of those with 100% seriousness.

@KitsuneAlicia @zpojqwfejwfhiunz yes

I just wish all of these had workarounds that are as simple as "use the toothbrush like a toothbrush"

@starchturrets @KitsuneAlicia @ben @zpojqwfejwfhiunz

Should be, yes. Doesn't mean they do. There's medical facilities here that still uses Windows 2000

Like when the library at Alexandria burned down, but instead of Caesar and his flaming ships, it’s an enormous company and a handful of lawyers


OK who forget to tell them @doctorow writes speculative fiction not instruction manuals?

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