<jargon> (University of Waterloo) Some varieties of wide paper for
printers have a perforation 8.5 inches from the left margin that allows the 3.5
inch excess on the right-hand side to be torn off when the print format is 80
columns or less wide. If done with sufficient aplomb this makes a sound like the
"woof" of a dog. If the large part is the "woofer" then the small part must
obviously be the "tweeter", following the names for the large and small cones in
a hi-fi loudspeaker.
These terms have been in use at Waterloo since 1972, but are unknown elsewhere.
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