'Has the sensitivity of your trackpad changed?' asked the acknowledged expert.
How the hell would I know?
(Edited to add: Time and life move on, and I now have two people telling me I might have inadvertently turned on caret browsing. Fancy that. I'm coming to think that the only way to survive on this planet is to marry a priestess who also happens to be a computer technician, so she can take care of the Black Oracle under the desk while I concentrate on trying to be human.)
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Still, I also received a reply from somebody who got the joke I posted on a YouTube video a few decades ago.
'Funny. Ha. lol' she wrote.
That's what I like. Simple English and lots of options, just in case I'm slow on the uptake.