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Poll result It's official: the word 'mobe' has been struck from the El Reg lexicon after you, our beloved readers, voted 57 per cent (5,181 votes) to 43 per cent (3,841) in favour of kicking it into touch.

The news has come as quite a blow to our very own Lester Haines - the man responsible for the outrage in the first place - and he is now sitting in a darkened room sipping a cup of very strong tea with four sugars while he contemplates a bleak future in which he will be obliged to use proper English.

Still, it's not all bad news for those Reg hacks who like their words short and not so sweet. The truly repulsive "mobo" is still permitted, despite protests in the strongest possible terms from editor John Lettice who suggests that "for motherboard, we attempt to re-establish 'planar', which is the word IBM used to insist on using when everybody else said motherboard?"

Ah, those were the days. Thanks to all of you who contributed your two bits' worth in resolving this most critical of linguistic matters, and rest assured that "mobe" has been consigned to the dustbin of history. ®

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