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/baz/ The third metasyntactic variable "Suppose we have
three functions: FOO, BAR, and BAZ. FOO calls BAR, which
calls BAZ..." (See also fum). Occasionally appended to
foo to produce "foobaz".
Early versions of the Hacker Jargon dictionary derived "baz"
as a Stanford corruption of bar. However, Pete Samson
(compiler of the TMRC lexicon) reports it was already
current when he joined TMRC in 1958. He says "It came from
"Pogo". Albert the Alligator, when vexed or outraged, would
shout "Bazz Fazz!" or "Rowrbazzle!" The club layout was said
to model the (mythical) New England counties of Rowrfolk and
Bassex (Rowrbazzle mingled with Norfolk/Suffolk/Middlesex/