Re: The a.u.e FAQ

On Sun, 04 May 2008 20:35:41 -0700, Hatunen <hatunen@xxxxxxx>

On 4 May 2008 20:30:38 -0700, R H Draney <dadoctah@xxxxxxxxxxx>

Woody Wordpecker filted:

Okay, now I've checked. The repository is at
where you can supposedly FTP (retrieve using a file transfer
protocol) a copy of some version of the alt.usage.english
FAQ. The "rtfm" in the URL is suggestive of a coarse
expletive. I think it may have been chosen intentionally to
fit the function of the site. The "rt" may stand for "read
the" and the "m" for "manual". I don't know what the "f"
may be for.

It's "Read The Frequently Manual", obviously....r

I always thought it was "Read The Friendly manual"...

No, no, no, "Read the Fine Manual".

Why can't people get this effing right?

Peter Duncanson, UK
(in alt.usage.english)