from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A snake of the family Boidæ; a boa or anaconda.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Eye dialect spelling of bird, representing mid-20th-century New York City English.
  • noun A computer simulation of an animal that flies in flocks or swarms.
  • noun Any member of the family Boidae of non-venomous snakes.


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  • "In 1986 I made a computer model of coordinated animal motion such as bird flocks and fish schools. It was based on three dimensional computational geometry of the sort normally used in computer animation or computer aided design. I called the generic simulated flocking creatures boids. The basic flocking model consists of three simple steering behaviors which describe how an individual boid maneuvers based on the positions and velocities its nearby flockmates."

    - Craig Reynolds, Boids: Background and Update,, cited 8 April 2009.

    April 8, 2009

  • I love flockmate.

    April 8, 2009

  • Spring is sprung

    The grass is riz

    I wonder where

    The boidies is.


    April 8, 2009

  • I've always known this as:

    Spring is sprung.

    The grass is riz.

    I wonder where

    The flowers is.

    The boid is on the wing.

    How absoid!

    The wing is on the boid!

    See also blipper.

    April 8, 2009

  • Ah yes. That's the LP version. I was quoting the 45.

    April 9, 2009

  • Has it gone digital yet?

    April 9, 2009