BRITS poked fun at Google after the company tweeted a guide to nonces.
Shocked users were directed to a post where they can learn “what a nonce is”.
Thankfully it was all just a hilarious faux pas and it doesn’t mean the slang term the Brits are familiar with.
While it’s a word used to describe pedophiles in Blighty, nonce means something very different in the technical world of cryptography.
And it’s not used exclusively by Google either.
But that didn’t stop the tech giant from deleting the embarrassing faux pas as the jokes flooded.
“Didn’t they google it omg,” said one user.
“That’s why you ALWAYS need Brits on staff,” noted another.
Among developers, a nonce is actually short for “number once.”
It is used once in secure communication.
Google’s tweet should show users “how to set the nonce” and “how to verify the nonce.”
It’s not the first time that British English has been lost in translation.
A cryptocurrency start-up was mocked for its name Nonce Finance last year.
The company has since renamed itself Nibbl.
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