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Old 19 June 2012, 06:47 PM
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I could believe that someone encountering a box labeled "mouse" might have sent it off to quarantine back then (since the word was not yet commonly recognized as referring to a computer accessory), but I really doubt someone who looked at the device itself would mistake it for a real rodent.
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