VMS (VAX / Alpha) Easter Egg - VMS Error Status 2928

At the DCL command prompt, typing EXIT followed by a valid VMS error code produces the message text, for example

$ Exit 24
%SYSTEM-W-EXQUOTA, process quota exceeded

An interesting text message by a VMS developer and devout Python fan occurs for code 2928:

$ Exit 2928
%SYSTEM-W-FISH, my hovercraft is full of eels

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Contributed By: Anonymous on 06-14-2005
Reviewed By: butterhoney12, DomFeargrieve
Special Requirements: Access to the DCL Shell
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HarryP writes:
just tried it on OpenVMS Alpha V8.3 and it does indeed work :)
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Bob Eager writes:
Doesn't work for me on VMS 7.3. Perhaps someone locally modified the message file?
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