Munge--It's a word!

Sitting in a meeting yesterday someone casually said they were going to “munge the data.”

For a person who likes obscure words, this one being tossed in the midst peaked my interest. I instantly looked it up.

Yup. It’s a word. And Kelly, who was the person who so eloquently employed it was the first person to ever share this gem with me. Learning new words as you get older is awesome, because now Kelly will be a part of the memory every time the word comes up.

Oh, and here’s the definition:


verb (used with or without object), munged, mung·ing. Computer Slang.

to manipulate (raw data), especially to convert (data) from one format to another: the munging of HTML content.