/baz/ The traditional third general-purpose example identifier, "Suppose we have functions: FOO, BAR and BAZ. FOO calls BAR, which calls BAZ...".

Pete Samson, compiler of the TMRC lexicon, reports that "baz" was current in 1958, and originated from Walt Kelly's satirical "Pogo" comic strip, in which Albert Alligator would exclaim "Bazz Fazz!" or "Rowrbazzle!"

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Last updated: 2008-06-30

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