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I've seen "NARQ" in the below topic. But I cannot understand the meaning.


I think it's NARQ.

Is it an abbreviated word?

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    It stands for Not A Real Question. Common on ELU, obviously, but not well-known to the world at large. Nov 1, 2012 at 0:18
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    "NARQ" is a transcription of the cry of the well-known Regged wight, a unique type of owl that can often be found in these parts. The cry of "NARQ" is usually heard before some form of action by the aforementioned owl, such as a migration; or more frequently, the closure of a question.
    – user16269
    Nov 1, 2012 at 8:31
  • So that's what Regdwight's username means.
    – Luke_0
    Nov 1, 2012 at 20:07


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