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Bloggs Family n.
An imaginary family consisting of
Fred and Mary Bloggs and their children. Used as a standard
example in knowledge representation to show the difference between
extensional and intensional objects. For example, every occurrence
of "Fred Bloggs" is the same unique person, whereas occurrences
of "person" may refer to different people. Members of the Bloggs
family have been known to pop up in bizarre places such as the old
DEC Telephone Directory. Compare Dr. Fred Mbogo;
J. Random Hacker; Fred Foobar.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.