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bamf


bamf


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  bamf  /bamf/  1.  [from  X-Men  comics;  originally  "bampf"]  interj. 
  Notional  sound  made  by  a  person  or  object  teleporting  in  or  out  of 
  the  hearer's  vicinity.  Often  used  in  {virtual  reality}  (esp.  {MUD}) 
  electronic  {fora}  when  a  character  wishes  to  make  a  dramatic  entrance 
  or  exit  2.  The  sound  of  magical  transformation,  used  in  virtual  reality 
  {fora}  like  MUDs.  3.  In  MUD  circles,  bamf"  is  also  used  to  refer  to  the 
  act  by  which  a  MUD  server  sends  a  special  notification  to  the  MUD  client 
  to  switch  its  connection  to  another  server  ("I'll  set  up  the  old  site 
  to  just  bamf  people  over  to  our  new  location.").  4.  Used  by  MUDders  on 
  occasion  in  a  more  general  sense  related  to  sense  3,  to  refer  to  directing 
  someone  to  another  location  or  resource  ("A  user  was  asking  about  some 
  technobabble  so  I  bamfed  them  to  `http://www.tuxedo.org/jargon/'".) 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  bamf 
 
  /bamf/  1.  [Old  X-Men  comics]  Notional  sound  made  by  a  person 
  or  object  teleporting  in  or  out  of  the  hearer's  vicinity. 
  Often  used  in  {virtual  reality}  (especially  {MUD})  electronic 
  {fora}  when  a  character  wishes  to  make  a  dramatic  entrance  or 
  exit 
 
  2.  The  sound  of  magical  transformation,  used  in  virtual 
  reality  {fora}. 
 
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