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glark


glark


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  glark  /glark/  vt  To  figure  something  out  from  context.  "The 
  System  III  manuals  are  pretty  poor,  but  you  can  generally  glark  the 
  meaning  from  context."  Interestingly,  the  word  was  originally  `glork'; 
  the  context  was  "This  gubblick  contains  many  nonsklarkish  English 
  flutzpahs  but  the  overall  pluggandisp  can  be  glorked  [sic]  from  context" 
  (David  Moser,  quoted  by  Douglas  Hofstadter  in  his  "Metamagical  Themas" 
  column  in  the  January  1981  "Scientific  American").  It  is  conjectured  that 
  hacker  usage  mutated  the  verb  to  `glark'  because  {glork}  was  already  an 
  established  jargon  term  (some  hackers  do  report  using  the  original  term). 
  Compare  {grok},  {zen}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  glark 
 
  /glark/  To  figure  something  out  from  context.  "The  System  III 
  manuals  are  pretty  poor,  but  you  can  generally  glark  the 
  meaning  from  context."  Interestingly,  the  word  was  originally 
  "glork";  the  context  was  "This  gubblick  contains  many 
  nonsklarkish  English  flutzpahs  but  the  overall  pluggandisp 
  can  be  glorked  [sic]  from  context"  (David  Moser,  quoted  by 
  Douglas  Hofstadter  in  his  "Metamagical  Themas"  column  in  the 
  January  1981  "Scientific  American").  It  is  conjectured  that 
  hackish  usage  mutated  the  verb  to  glark"  because  {glork}  was 
  already  an  established  jargon  term. 
 
  Compare  {grok},  {zen}. 
 
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