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Definition: PEBKAC

An acronym for "problem exists between keyboard and chair." Often used by IT guys at happy hour.

(Sidenote: I certainly hope no one has ever described my situation as "PEBKAC.")


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jendudley jendudley 8 years
I work at a library and we have this all the time. i don't know why people use computers if they don't know anything about them. How hard is double clicking? NOT HARD!!!
Gigglalot Gigglalot 8 years
Its a word I use DAILY.. hehe
supercharger5150 supercharger5150 8 years
LOL nevermind- BF just explained. I was thinking to sexually!
macgirl macgirl 8 years
YOU are between the keyboard and the chair ;-)
supercharger5150 supercharger5150 8 years
I don't get this at all... What's between the keyboard? I need to ask the IT guys at work I guess.
haelmore haelmore 8 years
Could also be an id 10 t error (id10t). ;)
macgirl macgirl 8 years
Layer 8? Does that have anything to do with the 7 layers of networking? As far as pronunciation goes I have always said it exactly as it reads- peb kac - I don't know how to type that out phonetically for you. I found this by googling but I wouldn't know w t f this means ;-) (pĕb'kāk)
Tiny-Bubble Tiny-Bubble 8 years
And how do you pronounce this word?
Tiny-Bubble Tiny-Bubble 8 years
I have also heard layer 8 error for the first time last week, from a network guy of course. I usu. go for "user error" as well.
turkeyjerky turkeyjerky 8 years
I work in tech support. I utter this word to myself daily...but I have yet to actually use it in conversation!
wickedcupofjoe wickedcupofjoe 8 years
Oh - I am so using this! LOL
macgirl macgirl 8 years
I have a big red USER ERROR stamp that I love :-) I don't think I've ever uttered the word pebkac though.
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