posted on Feb, 24 2005 @ 12:14 PM
It's kinda hard to explain...
It represents things done to hide the truth of a matter, for instance, in the Illluminatus Trilogy it's literally the word "fnord" itself. It is a
mind-control technique which has been applied to you (by those who are *in control*) since birth in such a fashion that you no longer see it for what
it is (the word fnord) but you respond to it by dumbing up, or ignoring, or overlooking, the statement to which it is applied.
Of course in real life, there isn't the actual word "fnord" printed next to stuff "they" want you to ignore/overlook, but stuff does happen on
occasion that makes me think "gosh, they're trying to pull the wool over my eyes" by distracting me with something else.
Hard to define, but it happens all the time.
I could go on and on about Discordianism and such but it makes me paranoid!
There's a big list of silly definitions of "fnord" out there somewhere on the net, but it's of little worth.