An initialism used in tribute to the memory of someone who has died, in lieu of “RIP” or “z"l.” It comes from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novel Going Postal (2004). In the book, operators of “the clacks,” a semaphore system, transmit this code with the name of fallen comrades:
G: General broadcast, send in all directions. N: Do not log the message. U: Send the message back when it reaches the end of the line.
This direction keeps the deceased’s name cycling around the system forever. In fans’ use, it means to always remember someone: As the novel’s prologue puts it, "A man is not dead while his name is still spoken." (It was also a nod to techie humor: GNU is a free operating system; its name stands for “GNU’s not Unix.”)
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