bzzt wrong

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A term taken from popular TV or radio quiz programmes to indicate the response of the quizmaster when a contestant provides a wrong answer. Usually the bzzt is the sound some buzzers make while the word ‘wrong’ is spoken by the quizmaster. It is often used in newsgroups by a participant to indicate that another participant has made an incorrect statement: for example, ‘bzzt wrong, the browser was released in 1996 not in 1994 as you claim.’

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