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baz


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  baz  /baz/  n.  1.  [common]  The  third  {metasyntactic  variable} 
  "Suppose  we  have  three  functions:  FOO,  BAR,  and  BAZ.  FOO  calls  BAR, 
  which  calls  BAZ...."  (See  also  {fum})  2.  interj.  A  term  of  mild  annoyance. 
  In  this  usage  the  term  is  often  drawn  out  for  2  or  3  seconds,  producing 
  an  effect  not  unlike  the  bleating  of  a  sheep;  /baaaaaaz/.  3.  Occasionally 
  appended  to  {foo}  to  produce  `foobaz'. 
 
  Earlier  versions  of  this  lexicon  derived  `baz'  as  a  Stanford 
  corruption  of  {bar}.  However,  Pete  Samson  (compiler  of  the  {TMRC} 
  lexicon)  reports  it  was  already  current  when  he  joined  TMRC  in  1958. 
  He  says  "It  came  from  "Pogo".  Albert  the  Alligator,  when  vexed  or 
  outraged,  would  shout  `Bazz  Fazz!'  or  `Rowrbazzle!'  The  club  layout  was 
  said  to  model  the  (mythical)  New  England  counties  of  Rowrfolk  and  Bassex 
  (Rowrbazzle  mingled  with  (Norfolk/Suffolk/Middlesex/Essex)." 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  baz 
 
  /baz/  The  third  {metasyntactic  variable}  "Suppose  we  have 
  three  functions:  FOO,  BAR,  and  BAZ.  FOO  calls  BAR,  which 
  calls  BAZ..."  (See  also  {fum}).  Occasionally  appended  to 
  {foo}  to  produce  "foobaz". 
 
  Early  versions  of  the  Hacker  Jargon  dictionary  derived  baz" 
  as  a  Stanford  corruption  of  {bar}.  However,  Pete  Samson 
  (compiler  of  the  {TMRC}  lexicon)  reports  it  was  already 
  current  when  he  joined  TMRC  in  1958.  He  says  "It  came  from 
  "Pogo".  Albert  the  Alligator,  when  vexed  or  outraged,  would 
  shout  "Bazz  Fazz!"  or  "Rowrbazzle!"  The  club  layout  was  said 
  to  model  the  (mythical)  New  England  counties  of  Rowrfolk  and 
  Bassex  (Rowrbazzle  mingled  with  Norfolk/Suffolk/Middlesex/ 
  Essex)." 
 
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