Today's term: Syntactic Vinegar
On the rails-core maililng list, Josh Susser dropped the term “syntactic vinegar” to mean the opposite of syntactic sugar: Deliberately making the syntax uncomfortable when straying from the golden path. David throws his weight behind the term.
If you search for the term you’ll find it’s not completely new, but there’s only 60 hits as of this writing. So not in widespread use. We’ll see if that changes.