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when you have a problem, that you find out is actually a completely different problem with very similar symptoms and a completely different solution, but you attempt to fix that new found problem with the same solution as the other one.
oiling the bird originated from->"dude i though my chair was squeaking uncontrollably, but it was really just a bird squeaking outside the window"
"you should oil the bird"
by trvkvltdoomocculta October 04, 2009
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