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<humour> /b*r-zer'klee/ (From "berserk", via the name of a now-deceased record label) A humorous distortion of "Berkeley" used especially to refer to the practices or products of the BSD Unix hackers.

See software bloat, Missed'em-five, Berkeley Quality Software.

Mainstream use of this term in reference to the cultural and political peculiarities of UC Berkeley as a whole has been reported from as far back as the 1960s.

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