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humma


humma


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  humma  //  excl.  A  filler  word  used  on  various  `chat'  and  `talk' 
  programs  when  you  had  nothing  to  say  but  felt  that  it  was  important  to  say 
  something  The  word  apparently  originated  (at  least  with  this  definition) 
  on  the  MECC  Timeshare  System  (MTS,  a  now-defunct  educational  time-sharing 
  system  running  in  Minnesota  during  the  1970s  and  the  early  1980s)  but 
  was  later  sighted  on  early  Unix  systems.  Compare  the  U.K's  {wibble}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  humma 
 
    A  filler  word  used  on  various  chat"  and  talk" 
  programs  when  you  had  nothing  to  say  but  felt  that  it  was 
  important  to  say  something 
 
  The  word  apparently  originated  (at  least  with  this  definition) 
  on  the  MECC  Timeshare  System  (MTS,  a  now-defunct  educational 
  {time-sharing}  system  running  in  Minnesota  during  the  1970s 
  and  the  early  1980s)  but  was  later  sighted  on  early  Unix 
  systems. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1999-02-27)