The Jargon File, Version 4.2.2, 20 Aug 2000
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The Jargon File, Version 4.2.2, 20 Aug 2000

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Table of Contents
  • Introduction
    • Of Slang, Jargon, and Techspeak
    • Revision History
  • How Jargon Works
    • Jargon Construction
      • Verb Doubling
      • Soundalike slang
      • The `-P' convention
      • Overgeneralization
      • Spoken inarticulations
      • Anthropomorphization
      • Comparatives
    • Verb Doubling
    • Soundalike slang
    • The `-P' convention
    • Overgeneralization
    • Spoken inarticulations
    • Anthropomorphization
    • Comparatives
    • Hacker Writing Style
    • Email Quotes and Inclusion Conventions
    • Hacker Speech Style
    • International Style
    • Crackers, Phreaks, and Lamers
  • How to Use the Lexicon
    • Pronunciation Guide
    • Other Lexicon Conventions
    • Format For New Entries
  • The Jargon Lexicon
    • = 0 =
    • = A =
    • = B =
    • = C =
    • = D =
    • = E =
    • = F =
    • = G =
    • = H =
    • = I =
    • = J =
    • = K =
    • = L =
    • = M =
    • = N =
    • = O =
    • = P =
    • = Q =
    • = R =
    • = S =
    • = T =
    • = U =
    • = V =
    • = W =
    • = X =
    • = Y =
    • = Z =
  • Hacker Folklore
    • The Meaning of `Hack'
    • TV Typewriters A Tale of Hackish Ingenuity
    • A Story About `Magic'
    • Some AI Koans
    • OS and JEDGAR
    • The Story of Mel
  • A Portrait of J. Random Hacker
    • General Appearance
    • Dress
    • Reading Habits
    • Other Interests
    • Physical Activity and Sports
    • Education
    • Things Hackers Detest and Avoid
    • Food
    • Politics
    • Gender and Ethnicity
    • Religion
    • Ceremonial Chemicals
    • Communication Style
    • Geographical Distribution
    • Sexual Habits
    • Personality Characteristics
    • Weaknesses of the Hacker Personality
    • Miscellaneous
  • Helping Hacker Culture Grow
  • Bibliography
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