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Re: Origin of grep wanted ...
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- Subject: Re: Origin of grep wanted ...
- From: email@example.com (Buddha Buck)
- Date: Sat, 19 Mar 1994 03:15:21 +0200
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In article <CM9zBt.JGw@world.std.com>, Megan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>haberlaa@OES.ORST.EDU (Adam Haberlach) writes:
>> Actually, "grok" is from Robert A. Heinlein's book,
>>Stranger in a Strange land, and wouldn't necessarily
>>be "an American thing". I use that fairly often, and
>>have heard it in many contexts.
>Correct reference, but the definitions for it have been incomplete.
>It means far more than to understand, to click, whatever. It is
>more zen-like. It is knowing someone/something so well that you
>and it are one. (Actually, even the word 'knowing' is insufficient).
>It means to take something in with all of one's senses, to absorb its
>meaning at all levels.
Actually, the book gives the definition: Grok means "drink"...
Of course, for a culture that doesn't have much water, drinking is a
> Megan Gentry