My wife was reading the other day. She looked over at me and asked, "What does obfuscated mean?". Being a programmer, and having seen some rather obfuscated code in my time (not to mention the IOCCC) I'm familiar with the true meaning of the word. I explained it, then wondered:

Is the use of the word "obfuscated", in a context where it's unlikely that people will know the meaning of the word, an example of obfuscation?


Yes, my week has been that bad.