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What The Foo?

If Foo is XYZ, What is Foo?

     
12:58 pm on Feb 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I heard a good one last night.

The foo is like the worlds largest library with all the books on the floor (and 1 corporation in charge of the card catalog)...

What is foo?

Name foo correctly and then you get to start your own Footastic #*$!.

1:03 pm on Feb 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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1:13 pm on Feb 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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But there are plenty of people stacking books that interest them, so the corporation that controls cataloging to come along and piggy-back on their hard work.

Apparently the corporation is doing well selling 'Sponsored Catalogue Cards'.

1:30 pm on Feb 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Bingo!

V3, You're it...

HEY -- w-t-f is "what the foo"!

2:21 pm on Feb 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Foo is largely a matter of expectation.

So... what's is Foo?

3:19 pm on Feb 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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foo = food or fuel

PS: btw #*$! above = W_T_F (possibly the other abbreviation was on the auto edit list?)

4:51 pm on Feb 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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haha, looks like you'll have to pick another abbreviation; it is in the "swear filter". :)
5:56 pm on Feb 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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w_t_f also stands for Where's The Fire...

I think that might well be an official US Navy translation.

as in W_T_F Over?

Now it could become the official WebmasterWorld abbreviation that means What The Foo!

meanwhile, what's foo for you?

7:04 pm on Feb 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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All you have to do is convince BT that it means "where's the fire". I'm sure he'll take it off the swear filter right away. ;)
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The right answer is "life"?

But the better answer is Happiness...

7:44 pm on Feb 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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The weasel is the, erm, is the only one who truly knows. I heard it was something to do with underpants... ssssh.
12:24 am on Feb 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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akmac... you get it ... 'life' (Horace)... you're it!
8:55 am on Feb 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hmmmm . . . I have always based the origins of the term foo from WWII flyboys phrase, who experienced odd flashes of static electricity along and offboard the wingtips of their aircraft, most often explained as a variation on St. Elmo's Fire.

Of course a lot of superstition and legend goes along with All Things Airborne as well as afloat, so there are many legends that these anomalies were "something else" - gremlins, ghosts, or even aliens. The pilots who experienced these anomalies and bravely took to the air again became known as Foo Fighters which is where the Seattle band got it's name . . .

Urban Legend? It's all a bunch of foo anyway, one good pass across the Internet puts the foo next to the bar . . . .

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in this world there's two kinds of people my friend - those with foo, and those who dig.

So what is foo?

5:30 am on Feb 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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foo is what keeps the diggers busy.
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Good Answer-but not the one. The line is actually a quote from one of the best "western" movies of all time...
10:10 pm on Feb 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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10:56 pm on Feb 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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You got it phranque-you're it!
11:00 pm on Feb 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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phranque - I think that may qualiphy!

Ackmac, what say you?

phootastic!

(oops, Acmac was quicker on the draw!)

11:47 pm on Feb 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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phoo runs but doesn't walk.
wherever phoo goes, intelligence phollows.
what is phoo?
5:32 pm on Feb 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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could you give us a hint?
11:15 pm on Feb 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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sir phoo exists without the expected phunk
11:33 pm on Feb 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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slightly off topic - did you know that foo actually has an RFC --

www dot faqs dot org/rfcs/rfc3092 dot html

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note the date...
11:56 pm on Feb 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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>>>>>So... what's is Foo?

If you have to ask..... then you don't get it. :)Breathe in........ now breathe out.

Thats Foo.

12:22 am on Feb 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

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close, pmac.
but it depends on what "is" is.
using your phoo isn't "being phoo".

Pphunque? anyone?

8:12 pm on Feb 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Breathe in........ now breathe out.

NO, no no, that's BUSH. (From Machine Head)

10:13 am on Feb 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

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the phoo phattens for phlying phibs.
what is phoo?