I think it’s something about the cursor. It gets stuck between the letters in a word, and makes you question everything that you’ve ever been taught. Everything that’s good and… classy.

Like the word “high”, for example.

When you see the word “high” in a sentence, you question nothing. But write it out in a block of code, and stick a cursor halfway between? Now it looks like it should be pronounced “hig-hhh”, with the hhh coming through your throat like you’re German, or angry, or both.

Which is ironic given the word’s usage.

High style. High society. High class.