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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.

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In reply to Re: Acronyms seen in the Monastery by seattlejohn
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