Dudes and Dudines, where does the debug-duck-thing actually come from?

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    It is called Rubber Duck Debugging. It is a debugging method where you explain step by step out loud how your program works to the duck. Telling out loud how your program works often helps to find the error easier, Just like how you would notice grammar mistakes easier when reading an essay out loud.
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    Ooohh.. I do this too, but without duck.. I've been missing out.):
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    @daintycode the very technique comes from the ancient times of the 60s. People back then were pretty shitty at using proper conventions and their code was usually garbage to read. Then somehow they figured that talking to a rubber duck looks better than talking to an imaginary friend. They didn't want to look dumb, so they started to deepen the way of rubber duck debugging.
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    Don't even dare proving my story wrong
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    Actually came from a factory. 🏃
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    It actually has a very interesting story behind it... Which I definitely don't know 😉
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    "Dudines" 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂
    I'mma start using this, this is perfect
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    @theNox not even Dudress .. he went straight to Dudines 🤣 🤣 🤣
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    @CurseMeSlowly Dudines sound better then Dudress
    @ThatDude you should chage your name to ThatDudine hahaha or someone else
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    @irene hahaha that's good too, I feel royal now
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    If that sort of thing interests you, have a look at the jargon file
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