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Who is Grok's Female Counterpart?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 23, 2011 at 10:22 AM

So we all know that all cavemen were named "Grok." But what about cavewomen?

So fill in the blank!

Caveman : Grok :: Cavewoman : _____?

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(10611)

on May 16, 2013
at 05:55 PM

Just the way Astro or Scooby would say them taildog.

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(2301)

on March 14, 2012
at 04:41 PM

Who said she was being defined by her man? They were both just so grok-ly that they found eachother and fell in love.

11b7b7ba720a5cd43c74a0ef99a16adb

(3448)

on March 14, 2012
at 01:48 PM

Good play on Jack and Jill.

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

(4238)

on March 14, 2012
at 11:35 AM

+1 for "Berry," I'm adopting that as my Paleo name. :)

3f3236d1f951d4b4c25eff387699a905

(554)

on March 14, 2012
at 06:06 AM

I don't like that she should be defined by her man.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on March 14, 2012
at 04:34 AM

Grock and Groll!

D3f3b91d1dd9ce60865654faeb2ec809

on December 24, 2011
at 03:02 AM

Grokette, of course

164ed7cd8d84c926bc66f366619bf853

(495)

on December 24, 2011
at 02:15 AM

wow... just wow.

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(10611)

on December 24, 2011
at 12:07 AM

A whole line of grokettes wearing, uh, fur? The other obvious answer is Wilma or Betty. Any of the names in the song 52 Girls. Susie and Anita are personal favorites.

B33f7c04c09d8bbbf181dd8aca04f373

(554)

on December 23, 2011
at 11:16 PM

+1 for the edit and rationalization :)

1321554fbe74ad09e97c6e8c354021cc

(524)

on December 23, 2011
at 06:07 PM

I had been thinking something along the same lines, Nance. Like "Fields" or "Grass"... But more feminine and strong.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on December 23, 2011
at 03:51 PM

Thanks trentasaurus!

Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

(8574)

on December 23, 2011
at 03:51 PM

@Ambimorph Maybe she could be called "Awk"?

Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

(8574)

on December 23, 2011
at 03:51 PM

Maybe she could be called "Awk"?

1321554fbe74ad09e97c6e8c354021cc

(524)

on December 23, 2011
at 03:02 PM

Melinda: it's like "Rock" with a "G"

F4aff43df6a8a49a1c3879c1233ee560

(459)

on December 23, 2011
at 02:52 PM

Gorka..........

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

(18706)

on December 23, 2011
at 02:52 PM

Yes. This meaning, which is the standard meaning in the hacking community, is why I hate the name Grok. To me, "grok" was already a word.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on December 23, 2011
at 02:23 PM

How does one pronounce "Grok"?

76d70438d2442d21206b8e5528d23d23

(1098)

on December 23, 2011
at 02:09 PM

Not sure whether Sisson intended the "grok/Grok" tie-in, or if he just thought the word sounded good. I like the extended association, though. (And as a former web worker, I'm pretty sure the tech community pulled "grok" from Heinlein!)

Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

(8574)

on December 23, 2011
at 01:37 PM

I just realised the character in the above photo is actually called "Loana the Fair One" in the film "One Million Years B.C".

Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

(8574)

on December 23, 2011
at 01:21 PM

To "grok" is used a lot in the computer tech community in the same sense. Never noticed the connection before with the Paleo "Grok".

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on December 23, 2011
at 01:06 PM

Gryka - from the Gnoll Credo

E3267155f6962f293583fc6a0b98793e

(1085)

on December 23, 2011
at 01:02 PM

I like this much more than any I have seen.

1321554fbe74ad09e97c6e8c354021cc

(524)

on December 23, 2011
at 12:44 PM

I like Loa better than Lock.

7cab5a1f1fd48c3cc4938ab824fdb52e

on December 23, 2011
at 12:26 PM

Maybe Sheila, or Gertrude?

1321554fbe74ad09e97c6e8c354021cc

(524)

on December 23, 2011
at 12:15 PM

I was thinking maybe "Gretta" or something?

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76d70438d2442d21206b8e5528d23d23

on December 23, 2011
at 12:53 PM

I like keeping the ties to the name "Grok," because the word grok originally comes from Heinlein's sci fi classic Stranger in a Strange Land. (In that book, to grok is a verb; it means to know or understand something deeply, thoroughly, and internally--way beyond intellectual or surface understanding.)

I don't like the -ette suffix, though; sounds like a child instead of a woman.

So I call her "Grokka."

Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

(8574)

on December 23, 2011
at 01:21 PM

To "grok" is used a lot in the computer tech community in the same sense. Never noticed the connection before with the Paleo "Grok".

Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

(8574)

on December 23, 2011
at 03:51 PM

Maybe she could be called "Awk"?

Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

(8574)

on December 23, 2011
at 03:51 PM

@Ambimorph Maybe she could be called "Awk"?

E3267155f6962f293583fc6a0b98793e

(1085)

on December 23, 2011
at 01:02 PM

I like this much more than any I have seen.

76d70438d2442d21206b8e5528d23d23

(1098)

on December 23, 2011
at 02:09 PM

Not sure whether Sisson intended the "grok/Grok" tie-in, or if he just thought the word sounded good. I like the extended association, though. (And as a former web worker, I'm pretty sure the tech community pulled "grok" from Heinlein!)

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

(18706)

on December 23, 2011
at 02:52 PM

Yes. This meaning, which is the standard meaning in the hacking community, is why I hate the name Grok. To me, "grok" was already a word.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on March 14, 2012
at 04:34 AM

Grock and Groll!

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C7e3ba0ed51a6195ae022822a8f056ac

(673)

on December 23, 2011
at 06:36 PM

Grok and Gryll.

11b7b7ba720a5cd43c74a0ef99a16adb

(3448)

on March 14, 2012
at 01:48 PM

Good play on Jack and Jill.

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(10611)

on May 16, 2013
at 05:55 PM

Just the way Astro or Scooby would say them taildog.

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Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

(8574)

on December 23, 2011
at 12:38 PM

"Lock" because for some reason that sounds sexy to me.

Personally I think "Lock" is more strong, feminine and curvy than "Lok".

In the distant stretches of the Palaeolithic landscape some would even pronounce it "Lo-ak", or even with a soft "k", "Loa" or even "Loch" much like today's Spanish "j".

Grok and Lock.

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Edit: After reading Frugal Jen's answer, I realise mine sounds awfully shallow not to mention horrifying in the use of a photo of Raquel Welch. Just to clarify and to avoid rebuke; there is complete balance between "Lock's" chess-playing ability, sexiness, pull-ups, family-providing, hip-to-waist ratio, butt-kicking, hunt and gathering, lift-a-rock-above-head-ishness, fishing, running, cooking, climbing, eating, beating, smash and grabbing, painting, cave-dwelling as well as being overall really quite pretty.

Just to say Grok shaved off his scratchy beard with a raggedy old flint-tool just for her, not to mention picked spikey cactus flowers every week, hunted killer elk and changed the kids paleo-nappies without ever having to be asked. He also always put down the seat on the rock-toilet.

He did it because he thought his wife was really pretty, sexy and kicked butt. Just knowing she was alive made him feel better man, and having her in the same caveroom made him feel alive.

164ed7cd8d84c926bc66f366619bf853

(495)

on December 24, 2011
at 02:15 AM

wow... just wow.

B33f7c04c09d8bbbf181dd8aca04f373

(554)

on December 23, 2011
at 11:16 PM

+1 for the edit and rationalization :)

1321554fbe74ad09e97c6e8c354021cc

(524)

on December 23, 2011
at 12:44 PM

I like Loa better than Lock.

Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

(8574)

on December 23, 2011
at 01:37 PM

I just realised the character in the above photo is actually called "Loana the Fair One" in the film "One Million Years B.C".

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on December 23, 2011
at 04:01 PM

I think her mother gave her a name long before she met Grok. Otherwise, how could she yell at her?

So, I think her name is something totally different, like Stream (her mom was telling her to get water but she thought it was her name) or Berry (that was her job, grabbing some berries for dinner.)

1321554fbe74ad09e97c6e8c354021cc

(524)

on December 23, 2011
at 06:07 PM

I had been thinking something along the same lines, Nance. Like "Fields" or "Grass"... But more feminine and strong.

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

(4238)

on March 14, 2012
at 11:35 AM

+1 for "Berry," I'm adopting that as my Paleo name. :)

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7841848bd0c27c64353c583fb7971242

(7275)

on December 23, 2011
at 12:02 PM

Good question! I've seen people use "Grokette", but I'd love to see something more creative.

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(10611)

on December 24, 2011
at 12:07 AM

A whole line of grokettes wearing, uh, fur? The other obvious answer is Wilma or Betty. Any of the names in the song 52 Girls. Susie and Anita are personal favorites.

1321554fbe74ad09e97c6e8c354021cc

(524)

on December 23, 2011
at 12:15 PM

I was thinking maybe "Gretta" or something?

7cab5a1f1fd48c3cc4938ab824fdb52e

on December 23, 2011
at 12:26 PM

Maybe Sheila, or Gertrude?

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on March 14, 2012
at 04:33 AM

GROLL!! GROCK AND GROLL!! LOL I make myself laugh.

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24c27817ad9ac518946dda4a131737b5

on May 16, 2013
at 03:00 PM

Greta. Alliterative, feminine, & similarly Nordic-sounding; Greta Loken, after Kristanna Loken of Terminator 3 fame.

0
82952f0b5dbe6dcab73377d93fd5859f

on May 16, 2013
at 02:02 PM

Let's all be Italian here, shall we?

Grok > Grak

Francesco > Francesca

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(2301)

on December 23, 2011
at 03:56 PM

Mrs. Grok. Obviously.

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(2301)

on March 14, 2012
at 04:41 PM

Who said she was being defined by her man? They were both just so grok-ly that they found eachother and fell in love.

3f3236d1f951d4b4c25eff387699a905

(554)

on March 14, 2012
at 06:06 AM

I don't like that she should be defined by her man.

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