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barney


barney


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Barney,  GA 
  Zip  code(s):  31625 
  Barney,  ND  (city,  FIPS  4940) 
  Location:  46.26651  N,  96.99919  W 
  Population  (1990):  79  (27  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  58008 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  barney  n.  In  Commonwealth  hackish,  `barney'  is  to  {fred} 
  (sense  #1)  as  {bar}  is  to  {foo}.  That  is  people  who  commonly  use  `fred' 
  as  their  first  metasyntactic  variable  will  often  use  `barney'  second 
  The  reference  is  of  course,  to  Fred  Flintstone  and  Barney  Rubble  in 
  the  Flintstones  cartoons. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  barney 
 
  In  Commonwealth  hackish,  barney"  is  to  {fred}  as  {bar}  is  to 
  {foo}.  That  is  people  who  commonly  use  fred"  as  their  first 
  {metasyntactic  variable}  will  often  use  barney"  second  The 
  reference  is  of  course,  to  Fred  Flintstone  and  Barney  Rubble 
  in  the  Flintstones  cartoons. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1994-11-28)