what does the word grok mean?

Timothy Bates (tbates@bunyip.bhs.mq.edu.au)
Fri, 13 Nov 1998 18:28:24 +1100

Hi Spike and listers,

>Timothy Bates wrote:
>> As you go on to note, libertarian's just don't grok tax in the first...

Spike said:
>define please this term "grok." i saw it used in ed regis' book
>nano, but the context was uncertain. thanks! spike

grok is Unix-geek speak: it means "get it".

if you are etomologically minded, check out http://whatis.com/grok.htm

it may be the first exptropian word in common currency ;-)


"Prescription Drugs Kill More Than Street Drugs," Properly prescribed legal drugs killed 106,000 Americans each year, due to toxic reactions. That's more that *twenty times* the number of Americans killed by illegal drugs, estimated at 5,212." New England Journal of Medicine, April 1998.

see also
"Incidence of Adverse Drug Reactions in Hospitalized Patients," Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). April 1998

"The Public and the War On Illicit Drugs," JAMA, March 18, 1998.