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Re: Acronyms seen in the Monastery

by seattlejohn (Deacon)
on Dec 23, 2003 at 19:32 UTC ( #316695=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Acronyms seen in the Monastery

If you want to avoid the naughty words in the definition of RTFM and variants, you could always replace the F with "Friendly", a usage I've frequently seen here and that's rather less combative.

Being pedantic here, I've never seen "LUSER" capitalized, because it's really more a regular word than an acronym.

In addition to SoPW, I think I've occasionally encountered CUFP (Cool Uses for Perl).

And don't forget JAPH (Just Another Perl Hacker), specifically an obfu(scated) way of printing that message...

Updated: Abigail-II points out that RTFM is meant to be blunt. Although RTFM sometimes is used in a nicey-nicey way, replacing Fucking with something Friendlier does diminish the impact of the acronym in its default, unqualified usage. So upon further consideration, I withdraw that suggestion.

        $perlmonks{seattlejohn} = 'John Clyman';

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Re: Acronyms seen in the Monastery
by Abigail-II (Bishop) on Dec 25, 2003 at 01:49 UTC
    There's just one meaning to RTFM and that's "Read The Fucking Manual". Replacing "Fucking" with "Friendly" gives it a whole other meaning. RTFM is intended to be not be nicey-nicey.


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