Barney N. In Commonwealth Hackish, `barney' Is To Fred (sense #1) As Bar Is To Foo.

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barney n.

In Commonwealth hackish, `barney' is to
fred (sense #1) as bar is to foo. That is, pe
who commonly use `fred' as their first metasyntactic variable
will often use `barney' second. The reference is, of course, to
Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble in the Flintstones cartoons.