Answers.com wrote:Grognard is French for "grumbler". It is not necessarily pejorative and is sometimes used as a compliment. Historically it meant a soldier in Napoleon's army, particularly a member of the Old Guard.
"Grognard" came to mean a veteran wargamer in the early 1970s. It was first used by John Young, at that time an employee of SPI, and subsequently popularised by Strategy & Tactics magazine.
Answers.com wrote:1. A word used in email and news postings to tag utterances as surrealist mind-play or humor, esp. in connection with Discordianism and elaborate conspiracy theories. “I heard that David Koresh is sharing an apartment in Argentina with Hitler. (Fnord.)” “Where can I fnord get the Principia Discordia from?”
enf91 wrote:Could someone explain "fnord" and "grognard" to those of us who don't speak AGEod?
Bruit Bleu wrote:AFAIK, it's a good post Rafiki, I didn't knew some of them !
But OTOH and TBH, I prefer full writings rather than acronyms... With a computer, we have the time to spell the words and can correct any error !
BTW, what does the FYI in the title mean ?
I suggest adding the AAR in your list !
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