Swear words are a powerful motivator for novice programmers, and an unfortunate byproduct of advanced ones.
Teaching the computer to swear at you in random, creative ways is a powerful experience. It’s easy in most modern operating systems that include scripting languages (thanks for nothin’, Windows!*). So, you out there with the kids, the friends who want to learn, the curious, pass the magical power of curse words along.
* Yes, it’s even possible on Windows thanks to vbscript! On Mac / Linux / Unix, use your favorite: Python / Ruby / Bash / ….!
(inspired by Juliet at how-do-the-young-start-programming-nowadays)