[OS X TeX] [OT] internet abbreviations...

Will Robertson will at guerilla.net.au
Fri Sep 17 10:28:06 CEST 2004


On 16 Sep 2004, at 8:16 PM, Maarten Sneep wrote:

> On 16 sep 2004, at 12:40, Will Robertson wrote:
>
>> RTFM read the f**** manual (among others)
>
> not a profanity: "read the fabulous manual"

I would disagree. Surely the term arose due to exasperation that people 
were in fact not reading the manual. The un-profane version was surely 
invented to placate conservative types and hence diluted the original 
meaning...

But that's how I see it. According to the history books, I may be 
incorrect since I didn't witness the evolution of the term (but 
logically I doubt it).

Will

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