Subject: Re: Grok (was: Re: I don't understand Lisp) From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 1998/09/11 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Kent M Pitman | p.s. My recollection from the 1970's when the word seemed popular was that | "grok" has no "c" in it. I could be wrong, and went to check, but | (alas) it's not in my dictionary under either spelling. Anyone | got a pointer to an authority on this? It IS just the right | word, and it's a shame it's not better accepted in the language. * email@example.com (Erann Gat) | Grok comes from Robert Heinlein's novel "Stranger in a Strange Land" and | it indeed has no C. FWIW, it was included in Merriam-Webster's Ninth Collegiate Dictionary, but had been removed in the Tenth edition. #:Erik -- http://www.naggum.no/spam.html is about my spam protection scheme and how to guarantee that you reach me. in brief: if you reply to a news article of mine, be sure to include an In-Reply-To or References header with the message-ID of that message in it. otherwise, you need to read that page.