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 for Wrong Thing
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  Wrong Thing
   n.
  
      A design, action, or decision that is clearly incorrect or inappropriate.
      Often capitalized; always emphasized in speech as if capitalized. The
      opposite of the Right Thing; more generally, anything that is not the
      Right Thing. In cases where ?the good is the enemy of the best?, the merely
      good ? although good ? is nevertheless the Wrong Thing. ?In C, the default
      is for module-level declarations to be visible everywhere, rather than just
      within the module. This is clearly the Wrong Thing.?
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Wrong Thing
  
      A design, action, or decision that is clearly
     incorrect or inappropriate.  Often capitalised; always
     emphasised in speech as if capitalised.  The opposite of the
     Right Thing; more generally, anything that is not the Right
     Thing.  In cases where "the good is the enemy of the best",
     the merely good - although good - is nevertheless the Wrong
     Thing. "In C, the default is for module-level declarations to
     be visible everywhere, rather than just within the module.
     This is clearly the Wrong Thing."
  
     [{Jargon File]
  

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