I wish I could amend this node and change the title to ARG! but I'll stick with arg.

arg is a statement of annoyance. People could say arg in any many situations but to save everyone time I'll give you my top 5:

  • At work and the boss is around so you cannot play on Everything2.
  • The DVD you just rented from Blockbuster is so scratched that it won't play!
  • I just ran out of cigarettes ARG!
    This can be used also for alcohol and drugs too
  • CowboyNeal is chasing after you with Kurt The Pope's signature card trying his best to stamp you.
  • However, arg is probably used most in this situation, at least for most internet couch potato's... goatse.cx ARG!

    Another statement of annoyance that I like as well as arg is Grrr!

  • arena = A = ARMM

    arg /arg/ n.

    Abbreviation for `argument' (to a function), used so often as to have become a new word (like `piano' from `pianoforte'). "The sine function takes 1 arg, but the arc-tangent function can take either 1 or 2 args." Compare param, parm, var.

    --The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

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