I was fascinated by this word, and have used it on occasions since
reading the novel "Stranger in a Strange Land" by Robert Heinlein,
where Heinlein introduced the word into English.

I see from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grok that the word is
considered very much part of the English vocabulary these days, my
dictionaries are just too old and fuddy duddy to recognise it yet.


On Wed, Nov 29, 2006 at 11:20:07AM -0800, Brent Meeker wrote:
> And an apt example since "to grok" actually is an english word meaning "to 
> understand intuitively".  So when you understand that "A and B" entails "A", 
> it is because you grok "and".  Intuitive understanding is not communicable 
> directly.
> Brent Meeker

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