= G =
glark /glark/ vt.
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 hacker
usage mutated the verb to `glark' because glork was already
an established jargon term (some hackers do report using the
original term). Compare grok, zen.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.