Fnord N. [from The "Illuminatus Trilogy"] 1. A Word Used In Email And News Postings To Tag Utterances As Surrealist Mind-play Or Humor, Esp.

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fnord n.

[from the "Illuminatus Trilogy"] 1. A word
used in email and news postings to tag utterances as surrealist
mind-play or humor, esp. in connection with Discordianism and
elaborate conspiracy theories. "I heard that David Koresh is
sharing an apartment in Argentina with Hitler. (Fnord.)" "Where
can I fnord get the Principia Discordia from?" 2. A
metasyntactic variable, commonly used by hackers with ties to
Discordianism or the Church of the SubGenius