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filk


filk


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  filk  /filk/  n.,v.  [from  SF  fandom,  where  a  typo  for  `folk'  was 
  adopted  as  a  new  word]  Originally,  a  popular  or  folk  song  with  lyrics 
  revised  or  completely  new  lyrics  and/or  music,  intended  for  humorous 
  effect  when  read,  and/or  to  be  sung  late  at  night  at  SF  conventions. 
  More  recently  (especially  since  the  late  1980s),  filk  has  come  to  include 
  a  great  deal  of  originally-composed  music  on  SFnal  or  fantasy  themes  and 
  a  range  of  moods  wider  than  simple  parody  or  humor.  Worthy  of  mention 
  here  because  there  is  a  flourishing  subgenre  of  filks  called  `computer 
  filks',  written  by  hackers  and  often  containing  rather  sophisticated 
  technical  humor.  See  {double  bucky}  for  an  example.  Compare  {grilf}, 
  {hing},  {pr0n},  and  {newsfroup}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  filk 
 
  /filk/  [SF  fandom,  where  a  typo  for  folk"  was  adopted  as  a 
  new  word]  A  popular  or  folk  song  with  lyrics  revised  or 
  completely  new  lyrics,  intended  for  humorous  effect  when 
  read,  and/or  to  be  sung  late  at  night  at  SF  conventions. 
  There  is  a  flourishing  subgenre  of  these  called  "computer 
  filks",  written  by  hackers  and  often  containing  rather 
  sophisticated  technical  humour.  See  {double  bucky}  for  an 
  example.  Compare  {grilf},  {hing}  and  {newsfroup}. 
 
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