n. A compendium of accumulated lore, posted periodically to high-volume newsgroups in an attempt to forestall Frequently Asked Questions. This lexicon itself serves as a good example of a collection of one kind of lore, although it is far too big for a regular posting. Examples:
"What is the proper type of NULL?"
"What's that funny name for the '#' character?"
are both Frequently Asked Questions. Several extant FAQ lists do (or should) make reference to the Jargon File (the online version of this lexicon).