COBOL references in "The Jargon File"


  1. [IBM: prob. from Frank Zappa's `Suzy Creamcheese'] n. A coder straight out of training school who knows everything except the value of comments in plain English. Also (fashionable among personkind wishing to avoid accusations of sexism) `Sammy Cobol' or (in some non-IBM circles) `Cobol Charlie'.
  2. [proposed] Meta-name for any code grinder, analogous to J. Random Hacker.