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Inspired by the list of neologisms, I have decided to make my own. What is gakking ?

Note: Don't get too into the name. It's just a modified form of my initials GAK.
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Does one have to speak to gak? Is gakking a solo activity? Does gakking require a prop? A computer? Is the LTPF relevant to gakking?
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Anything to do with the whole Koch/Coke thing that has been going on here?
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Does one have to speak to gak? It is not necessary, technically speaking, but it generally involves speaking in some way. Is gakking a solo activity? When one gaks, one is usually the only one to gak (although I suppose multiple people could - that would be amusing). However, other people are involved. Does gakking require a prop? Usually, depending on what you mean by "prop" A computer? No, but it is often involved. Is the LTPF relevant to gakking? No, although it could be involved in a specific gak, I suppose.
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Sorry, biograd. Cross-posted.

Anything to do with the whole Koch/Coke thing that has been going on here? No.
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If I were to observe someone gakking, would I be able to recognize that it was happening? Or is there some subtext/prior knowledge of the people that would be necessary?
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Is gakking embarrassing? To the gakker? To those observing the gak? Does gakking involve a prank?
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If I were to observe someone gakking, would I be able to recognize that it was happening? Possibly Or is there some subtext/prior knowledge of the people that would be necessary? If you couldn't figure it out just from observing, you probably wouldn't figure it out at all.

Is gakking embarrassing? Generally speaking, yes. To the gakker? If so, then this. To those observing the gak? Usually not, although in a way it could be to some observing. Does gakking involve a prank? No.
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While one is gakking, is he/she aware that he/she is doing so? Does one gak intentionally? Accidentally? Does gakking last for a short period of time? Long? Only an instant?
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While one is gakking, is he/she aware that he/she is doing so? No but... Does one gak intentionally? No Accidentally? Yes Does gakking last for a short period of time? Long? Only an instant? Generally a few seconds.
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Just to clarify, the actual gak lasts a few seconds, but there is another part to gakking that could last for anywhere from a few seconds to an hour or more before the gak.
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Sorry to keep posting.... Further clarification, during what I will call the "pre-gak", one is aware of what they are doing, but wouldn't really consider it a pre-gak. In fact, most pre-gaks do not lead to a gak.
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Does gakking involve clothing? Bodily functions? Can one gak while in total isolation? While in a packed crowd?
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Does gakking involve clothing? Bodily functions? No to these Can one gak while in total isolation? No. While in a packed crowd? Possibly, though it would be less likely.
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Ok, after looking over my answers, it's pretty hard to separate the pre-gak and the gak. So just to clarify, it's the pre-gak which usually involves the "prop", which often times is a computer. For the gak itself, the prop has already played its role in the act, and it is the actual gak that is embarassing to the gakker, etc. (Although pre-gakking can be embarassing too, but don't get too sidetracked on that)
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Hitting "reply all" instead of just "reply"?
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When the "prop" is NOT a computer, is it another electronic device? One that is used to communicate with other people?

Does the gak itself amount to forgetting something?
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Hitting "reply all" instead of just "reply"? No

When the "prop" is NOT a computer, is it another electronic device? It can be One that is used to communicate with other people? It could be, though they would not necessarily be communicating with people while using it.

Does the gak itself amount to forgetting something? Well, in a way you're forgetting, but that's not the principle behind it.
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Can the prop be one of several electronic devices? Cell phone? PDA? iPod?
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Can the prop be one of several electronic devices? Cell phone? PDA? iPod? It could be any of these plus a lot more electronic devices or non-electronic devices. In certain cases, there might not be a prop at all.
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Does gakking involve communication? Verbal? Non-verbal?
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Does gakking involve communication? Yes Verbal? This, for the most part. Non-verbal?
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Communication - to a specific person? To no one in particular?

Communication - face-to-face? Over a phone?
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Communication - to a specific person? No To no one in particular? This is the closest. Assume that it is correct.

Communication - face-to-face? Over a phone? Neither of these. As mentioned above, they make a verbal remark directed at nobody in particular.
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A remark of exasperation? Annoyance? Glee? Ecstacy? Indifference?
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A remark of exasperation? Annoyance? Glee? Ecstacy? Indifference? Could be any of these, though not all of these would constitute a gak, depending on the circumstances.
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Is the remark in reaction to something? Is the remark a form of mockery?
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Is the remark in reaction to something? Yes. Is the remark a form of mockery? Could be, doesn't matter specifically.
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Actually, that last one (is it mockery) is tricky to answer. I'm going to say Yope. You are going to want to explore this more.
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Is the remark sarcastic? Does the remark involve speaking? In a certain tone? Speed? Pitch? Would your WWW Mock be considered a gak?
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Is the remark sarcastic? No, but... Does the remark involve speaking? Yes In a certain tone? Speed? Pitch? Tone, speed, and pitch are irrelevant. Would your WWW Mock be considered a gak? No.
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Is the volume of the spoken remark relevant? Does one have to say a certain word or phrase in order for the remark to be considered a gak?
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Is the remark a statement of (apparent) fact? If so, is the "fact" actually false?

Or is it a statement of opinion? of a particular state of being (such as angry, tired, confused, etc.)?
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Is the volume of the spoken remark relevant? No Does one have to say a certain word or phrase in order for the remark to be considered a gak? No, but there are some words and phrases that would not be gaks, however these vary based on context, which you may want to establish.

Is the remark a statement of (apparent) fact? Sometimes If so, is the "fact" actually false? Yope

Or is it a statement of opinion? Could be of a particular state of being (such as angry, tired, confused, etc.)? Possibly.
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No, but there are some words and phrases that would not be gaks, however these vary based on context, which you may want to establish.

So am I right in gathering from this that what defines a gak is not so much what it is, but what it ISN'T? In other words, any random remark that is not made toward a particular person is a gak, EXCEPT for a few particular remarks?
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So am I right in gathering from this that what defines a gak is not so much what it is, but what it ISN'T? In other words, any random remark that is not made toward a particular person is a gak, EXCEPT for a few particular remarks? No. Some remarks would be gaks, and some would not. You still need to establish the context in which the remark was made, because this matters too.
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Context...location relevant? Observers? Person/people to whom the gak is spoken?
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Context...location relevant? Yes, for some meanings of "location" Observers? Yes Person/people to whom the gak is spoken? Well it isn't actually spoken to anyone. But this could mislead in terms of the context.
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Location - physical place? Building?

Does the gak appear to be directed at someone?
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Location - physical place? Building? Not necessarly, although some likely places for a gak may be commonly associated with certain physical places.

Does the gak appear t/o be directed at someone? Yes. Explore this.

Hint: Explore why the remark was made in the first place
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Is the remark made in response to something? Someone? Some action?
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Is the remark made in response to something? This Someone? Possibly this Some action? And maybe this too.

Explore this more
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Is the "something" noteworthy? Praiseworthy? Decrepid? Is the remark made in surprise? Glee? Exasperation?
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Is the "something" noteworthy? Praiseworthy? Decrepid? Is the remark made in surprise? Glee? Exasperation? Could be any of these. But still explore what the something is.
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The something - is it done by the gakker? Observed by the gakker? Heard by the gakker? Heard about by the gakker?
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The something - is it done by the gakker? No Observed by the gakker? Most likely Heard by the gakker? Possibly Heard about by the gakker? Possibly
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Is the something an action? An occurrence? Done by one person? Two? None? More than two?
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Is the something an action? An occurrence? Could be either of these. You might want to look into how they are observing it, as well as where they are when they observe it. This is more important than what they are observing. Done by one person? Two? None? More than two? Could be any of these. See above.
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Are they in a public place? Private? A residence? A place of business? Are they observing it close up? From a distance? With binoculars? Or a telescope?
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Are they in a public place? possibly Private? possibly A residence? possibly A place of business? possibly (and this would be somewhat more likely than the rest) Are they observing it close up? From a distance? With binoculars? Or a telescope? Quite probably none of these. Could be observing it from a distance, highly unlikely close up (although for svv of "close up" it would be quite likely)
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Disance of observation: less than an inch? A foot? A yard? Length of a football field? 1000 feet? A mile? Miles and miles?
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Disance of observation: less than an inch? A foot? A yard? Length of a football field? 1000 feet? A mile? Miles and miles? Could be any of these. But DOYD of "distance of observation" could change it significantly. For one definition of it, it's unlikely to be that great a distance. But you might want to look into how they are observing it. Keep in mind there are several ways it could be observed, but one is most likely and you haven't figured that out yet.
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Are they observing it by naked eye? Are they looking into space?
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Are they observing it by naked eye? possibly yesish, possibly yes Are they looking into space? no
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Are they observing it through something? Through a window? A lens? A microscope?
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Are they observing it through something? DOYD of "through" it may be the likely method. Through a window? possibly, though less likely. A lens? A microscope? Highly doubtful to be either of these.
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Are they watching it on TV? On a web site?
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Are they watching it on TV? On a web site? Could be any of these. Most likely some mobile web device (laptop, cell phone, Ipad, etc.)
Hint: The device they are watching it on isn't particularly relevant. But it is relevant where they are watching it.
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Are they watching it while doing something else? While in transit? Driving? On public transportation?
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Are they watching it while doing something else? Yes! While in transit? Driving? On public transportation? Doubtful to be any of those, definitely not driving, but I suppose it could be while riding public transportation if the circumstances were right.
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While talking to someone? Texting? Reacting to the watched-thing while, say, talking on the phone? The watched-thing - a sporting event?
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Are they watching "it" on an electronic device, while at the same time watching something else in person? maybe even the same thing?
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While talking to someone? Could be Texting? Doubtful Reacting to the watched-thing while, say, talking on the phone? Possibly The watched-thing - a sporting event? Maybe

Are they watching "it" on an electronic device, while at the same time watching something else in person? Yes maybe even the same thing? But no

Clarification: Watching it is not the gak. They gak by doing something while watching it which you haven't established yet.
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Do they talk while watching it? Do they mix talking about the one watched-thing with the other watched-thing?
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Do they talk while watching it? Do they mix talking about the one watched-thing with the other watched-thing? I'm not sure what you're asking here. But they are commenting only on what they are actually watching (although "looking at" would be a better term)
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I'm thinking Balin is suggesting that they may confuse the thing they are watching remotely, on the electronic device (typically), with the thing they are looking at in person at the same time.

And I would like to clarify, are the categories of both of these things relevant? Are they the same sort of thing (like watching one sports game on an iPhone while attending another)? or totally different things?
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I'm thinking Balin is suggesting that they may confuse the thing they are watching remotely, on the electronic device (typically), with the thing they are looking at in person at the same time. Not exactly, but you're OTRT.

And I would like to clarify, are the categories of both of these things relevant? Are they the same sort of thing (like watching one sports game on an iPhone while attending another)? or totally different things? The categories of each are only relevant relative to eachother. But even then it isn't the category that matters as much as something else, which we haven't established yet. And while they could be the same thing, that's doubtful, and would make the gak much less embarrassing (though under certain circumstances, it could work).
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Are they the only one multi-watching? Or are they doing this with others? Can multiple people gak simultaneously?
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Are they the only one multi-watching? Assume yes Or are they doing this with others? So no Can multiple people gak simultaneously? Yes, and I suppose it's more likely to happen in certain situations than others, but it would just be a coincidence.
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Clarification: There may be others multi-watching, and they may even gak as well, but those would not be related to eachother (usually)
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Do they say something out loud, that they meant to post as an online comment?
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Do they say something out loud, that they meant to post as an online comment? Not quite, but you're very OTRT.
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Do they say something out loud? Do they post something online?
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Do they say something out loud? Yes. Do they post something online? Other than view the thing, no.
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Are they viewing a video? A viral video?
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Are they viewing a video? A viral video? Possibly. Exactly what they are viewing is irrelevant.
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Do they say something out loud to someone? To the people in the video/whatever?
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Do they refer to a person in real life using the name of one of the people in the video they are watching?
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Do they say something out loud yes to someone? Not intentionally, but ... To the people in the video/whatever? Possibly, but what matters is that they are responding to what they are watching/viewing. It doesn't matter whether the remark was intended for the people in the video/whatever or if they were not meant for anyone in particular.

Do they refer to a person in real life using the name of one of the people in the video they are watching? No, with a possible ish
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Do they make a comment that is thought to be directed at someone? When it really isn't?
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Do they make a comment that is thought to be directed at someone? When it really isn't? Well, someone or something, but there's still more to it.
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Is it thought to be directed at a specific person? Or specific thing? At someone/something near them?
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Is it thought to be directed at a specific person? Or specific thing? At someone/something near them? Could be any of these. Mainly, it's thought to be directed at/related to what the gakker should be focusing on. There's one detail left that you need to figure out. This may turn into a guessing game, and if it does I may $poyel.
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Should the gakker be focusing on a specific person? A friend? A relative?
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Should the gakker be focusing on a specific person? A friend? A relative? Could be any of these. As a hint, it's not important specifically who/what they should be or are focusing on. You should focus more on the comment they make to gak.
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Does the gakker ask a question? Make an exclamation?
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Does the gakker ask a question? Make an exclamation? More likely exclamation.
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Does the gakker use an expletive? Is the expression of the exclamation relevant?
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Does the gakker use an expletive? Is the expression of the exclamation relevant? Ok, none of this is anywhere near the right direction, so I'll give one last hint, which is probably going to give much of it away, but oh well. The reaction to the statement is the only other relevant part of the gak.
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Does the remark draw all attention to the gakker?
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Does the remark draw all attention to the gakker? It could (and probably would) but this isn't what I'm looking for...
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By "reaction to the statement," do you mean "the reaction by...": a certain person? Everyone around? The subject of the gak? The gakker?
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By "reaction to the statement," do you mean "the reaction by...": a certain person? Everyone around? pretty much The subject of the gak? The gakker? No to rest
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Do they look away? Look at the gakker? Look shocked? Embarrassed? Surprised? Disgusted?
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Do they look away? Look at the gakker? Look shocked? Embarrassed? Surprised? Disgusted? Ok, this is about as close as you'll get so I'm just going to


***SPOILER****
A gak is when someone should be paying attention to one thing (a meeting, lecture, etc.) but in reality is paying attention to another (maybe watching a video or checking the score of the game). They then react aloud (probably inadvertently) to what they ARE watching/seeing in a way that is highly inappropriate and shocking given what they SHOULD be paying attention to. For example, if someone sees that LeBron James just scored 47 points in the third quarter of the game, and the company meeting boss just said that the company lost $350,000 in the previous quarter, and the gakker were to say "WHAT AN AMAZING QUARTER!!!!!!" that would be a gak, because, to the people who think he's talking about the stuff at the meeting, he's crazy and inappropriate.
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*roflol* That's great :-D Well played, Mr. Coke, sir.
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Excellent neologism!

I hereby submit to the Grand Master of Gregory Coke Land and requesteth that he be the one to add this to the neologistictionary, as I have no clue how to shorten that.

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