= H =
hash collision n.
[from the techspeak] (var. `hash
clash') When used of people, signifies a confusion in associative
memory or imagination, especially a persistent one (see
thinko). True story: One of us [ESR] was once on the phone
with a friend about to move out to Berkeley. When asked what he
expected Berkeley to be like, the friend replied: "Well, I have
this mental picture of naked women throwing Molotov cocktails, but
I think that's just a collision in my hash tables." Compare
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.