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

  miswart
   /mis?wort/, n.
  
      [from wart by analogy with misbug] A feature 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.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  miswart
  
     /mis-wort/ [By analogy with misbug] A feature 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 behaviour is perhaps surprising, and
     certainly inconsistent, it has been found through extensive
     experimentation to be what most users want.  This feature is a
     miswart.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  

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