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The origin of Grok

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 10, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Grok [grok]

"Do you feel like nobody groks you? Don't worry, Robert A. Heinlein does. In his 1961 best-selling science fiction novel,??Stranger in a Strange Land, Heinlein coined the term to mean an understanding so thorough that "the observer becomes a part of the observed--to merge, blend, intermarry, lose identity in group experience." But in common usage the term means to communicate sympathetically or to 'drink in' understanding."

Pasted from http://dict.reference.com/slideshow/novel-neologisms

Does this inspire any new interpretations?

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on November 11, 2012
at 12:47 AM

Like I often say no one owns Grok. But you might be able to if you buy the lapsed trademark rights.

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on November 11, 2012
at 12:46 AM

So if Heinlein coined it how did it get trademarked as this gorilla? http://trademarks.justia.com/784/33/grok-78433000.html

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on November 10, 2012
at 08:30 PM

Definitely +1 for Heinlein reference.

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at 08:34 PM

That's pretty cool! Maybe being like Grok is like groking with our bodies - I think a lot of people feel detached from their own body. They treat it like their car and doctors are mechanics. Paleo/Primal definitely puts you more in touch with your body and how it works than SAD eaters experience, I think. We experiment, we nurture, and our actions toward our own bodies are more deliberate.

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on November 11, 2012
at 12:40 AM

Sissons is cool and all, but I fucking hate Grok. I guess this kinda lets him off the hook though, and I can start blaming a shit sci-fi author instead.

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