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    or fear of aliens or fear of anything alien, foreign, strange or different.

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    Love the word and the meanings
    But why is it I grok the word but feel it should sound mellifluous to fit with the meanings?

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    ^^^
    Is it not so to you?

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    Grok is mostly so me, mellifluous when I have the headset on listening to Joseph Maurice Rave - Boléro

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    Grok is an invented word. It was invented by the SF writer Robert Heinlein in the novel (ahem) Stranger in a Strange Land.

    The protagonist uses it in the sentence "I cannot grok it fully", for instance.
     
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    Thanks for the details about the origin of the word
    Still love it
    Think I will call Humpty Dumpty on this

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    Thanks for the details about the origin of the word
    Still love it
    Think I will call Humpty Dumpty on this

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    Thanks for the details about the origin of the word
    Still love it
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    Thanks for the details about the origin of the word
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  20. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    ^^^
    All words are invented.

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    Collins dictionary

    2017 word of the year

    Fake news

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