Filk



/filk/ [SF fandom, where a typo for “folk” was adopted as a new word] A popular or folk song with lyrics revised or completely new lyrics, intended for humorous effect when read, and/or to be sung late at night at SF conventions. There is a flourishing subgenre of these called “computer filks”, written by hackers and often containing rather sophisticated technical humour. See double bucky for an example. Compare grilf, hing and newsfroup.
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  • Filk music

    noun phrase A set of songs and parodies sung by assembled science-fiction fans: Their performances can be divided into ”bardic” filk and ”chaos” filk [1950s+; apparently fr the misspelling of folk on a 1950s poster]

  • Fill

    [fil] /fɪl/ verb (used with object) 1. to make full; put as much as can be held into: to fill a jar with water. 2. to occupy to the full capacity: Water filled the basin. The crowd filled the hall. 3. to supply to an extreme degree or plentifully: to fill a house with furniture; […]



  • Fillable

    [fil] /fɪl/ verb (used with object) 1. to make full; put as much as can be held into: to fill a jar with water. 2. to occupy to the full capacity: Water filled the basin. The crowd filled the hall. 3. to supply to an extreme degree or plentifully: to fill a house with furniture; […]

  • Fillagree

    [fil-uh-gree] /ˈfɪl əˌgri/ noun, adjective, verb (used with object), fillagreed, fillagreeing. 1. . /ˈfɪləˌɡriː/ noun, adjective, verb 1. a less common variant of filigree



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