RE: [xsl] FOO vs FO

Subject: RE: [xsl] FOO vs FO
From: Richard Beels <beels@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 07 Sep 2001 11:45:48 -0400
The RFC makes a simple error though. In asking "why foo", they fail to see the obvious origin of the word. It's from the French "foutre". Which means exactly what the F in FUBAR means. Nothing German at all, except for the fact that they started the war that got us over in France in the first place. American doughboys brought back many corrupted French (and German) phrases but that's a discussion for another list.

At 08:37 9/6/2001, Michael Kay was inspired to say:
> Does anyone know why FOO was chosen to mean anything?

No, but someone has tried to find out...


Mike Kay


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