/mis-wort/ [from wart
by analogy with misbug
that superficially appears to be a wart
but has been
determined to be the Right Thing
. For example, in some versions
of the EMACS
text editor, the `transpose characters' command
exchanges the character under the cursor with the one before it on the
screen, *except* when the cursor is at the end of a line, in
which case the two characters before the cursor are exchanged.
While this behavior is perhaps surprising, and certainly
inconsistent, it has been found through extensive experimentation
to be what most users want. This feature is a miswart.