Farl vs Fark - What's the difference?

farl | fark |


As verbs the difference between farl and fark

is that farl is while fark is (us) to subject a website to a high volume of requests, such that the server stops responding.

As a noun farl

is (obsolete) a quarter of a thin oatmeal or flour cake.

As an interjection fark is

(australia|nz|vulgar) , used to express surprise, etc .

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

farl

English

Etymology 1

Contraction of fardel.

Noun

(en noun)
  • (obsolete) A quarter of a thin oatmeal or flour cake.
  • Any such cake or bread, now particularly used for Irish specialities as soda farls and potato farls.
  • See also

    * soda bread * potato bread

    Etymology 2

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • * 1647', '', '''1854 , Alexander Dyce (editor), ''The Works of Beaumont and Fletcher: The Text Formed from a New Collation of the Early Editions , Volume 2, page 416,
  • Down with the mainmast ! lay her at hull !
    Farl up all her linens, and let her ride it out !
    (Webster 1913)

    fark

    English

    Etymology 1

    From fuck.

    Interjection

    (en interjection)
  • (Australia, NZ, vulgar) , used to express surprise, etc .
  • Usage notes
    In Australia and New Zealand, fark'' is only very slightly less offensive than fuck itself. The only difference in pronunciation between ''fark'' and ''fuck'' is in vowel length; ''fuck is pronounced in New Zealand.

    Etymology 2

    From the name of the popular website (Fark), because when it links to a small website from its main page, the small site is often subjected to so much new traffic that it is rendered inoperable due to server failure.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (US) To subject a website to a high volume of requests, such that the server stops responding.
  • See also

    * Slashdot effect ----