Subject: Re: Grok (was: Re: I don't understand Lisp)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1998/09/11
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* 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.

* (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.

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