glark

glark

/glark/ To figure something out from context. "The System III manuals are pretty poor, but you can generally glark the meaning from context." Interestingly, the word was originally "glork"; the context was "This gubblick contains many nonsklarkish English flutzpahs, but the overall pluggandisp can be glorked [sic] from context" (David Moser, quoted by Douglas Hofstadter in his "Metamagical Themas" column in the January 1981 "Scientific American"). It is conjectured that hackish usage mutated the verb to "glark" because glork was already an established jargon term.

Compare grok, zen.
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But Greg Glark, the Secretary of Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, gave a fullthrottle defence of Airbus' intervention in the House of Commons.
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Now, imagine if they'd all agreed - even nosy old Mrs Glark from Tynybedw Street.
GLARK - Understanding tech-speak, or officialese, as in "The manuals are poor, but you can glark the meaning." Comes from a spoof 1981 Scientific American article which included: "This gubblick contains many nonsklarkish English flutzpahs, but the overall plugandisp can be glarked from context"
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