Archive for July 6th, 2012
- To have or to have acquired an intuitive understanding of; to know (something) without having to think (such as knowing the number of objects in a collection without needing to count them).
- To fully and completely understand something in all its details and intricacies.
Used in a sentence:
- When it comes to walking, in a simple manner, into it, you can not grok how, when it comes to the lands of Mordor, it is not done.
I hope you enjoyed that sentence. I’m pretty sure I broke something. Grok is a word, most certainly, but there is probably an argument for it not being an English word. It is most certainly slang, popularized by science fiction books since the nineteen sixties. It is primarily used by geeks but I imagine it could make it into mainstream dictionaries thanks to the internet, if we give it a try. Since it is primarily used by geeks, I figured I’d steal the One Does Not Simply Walk into Mordor meme for the sentence. Hope you enjoyed!