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 for tcp/ip
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  TCP/IP
   /T'C?P I?P/, n.
  
      1. [Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol] The
      wide-area-networking protocol that makes the Internet work, and the only
      one most hackers can speak the name of without laughing or retching. Unlike
      such allegedly ?standard? competitors such as X.25, DECnet, and the ISO
      7-layer stack, TCP/IP evolved primarily by actually being used, rather than
      being handed down from on high by a vendor or a heavily-politicized
      standards committee. Consequently, it (a) works, (b) actually promotes
      cheap cross-platform connectivity, and (c) annoys the hell out of corporate
      and governmental empire-builders everywhere. Hackers value all three of
      these properties. See creationism.
  
      2. [Amateur Packet Radio] Formerly expanded as ?The Crap Phil Is Pushing?.
      The reference is to Phil Karn, KA9Q, and the context was an ongoing
      technical/political war between the majority of sites still running AX.25
      and the TCP/IP relays. TCP/IP won.
  

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