[techtalk] question

Dan McGarry dmcgarry at moodindigo.com
Wed Jan 12 23:30:50 EST 2000

----- Original Message -----
From: Tarah Hofmann <tarah at optimiz.com>
To: <techtalk at linuxchix.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2000 6:37 PM
Subject: RE: [techtalk] question

[quoting readjusted for readability]

> > Actually it isn't much trouble.
> > RTFM means "Read The FAQ's & Manuals"
> april -
> Does it?  Hmm...this may be one of those acronyms that strays from the
> original meaning, kind of urban-legendy.  Maybe all of us are just too
> to cuss!

Eric Raymond's jargon dictionary (a real joy to read, for those of you who
haven't browsed it yet) seems to indicate that, while it has become a polite
term, more or less, the second character is something that only sounds like
"...FAQs and..." if you say it really fast:

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