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RE: st: the meaning of 'foo'


From   "b. water" <barleywater@hotmail.com>
To   "Nick Winter" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: the meaning of 'foo'
Date   Thu, 24 Aug 2006 17:23:45 +0000

thank you to those who replied and put me out of my misery :-)

i did come across 'FUBAR' in 'Tango & Cash' but 'foo' on its own as an acronym (or so i thought...) never.

bw

ps: i guess now we can all go back to Stata +/- statistics

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> Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 13:11:32 -0400
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu; statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> From: nwinter@virginia.edu
> Subject: Re: st: the meaning of 'foo'
> 
> I'll note as well that it is often used with its companion, "bar."  My 
> guess is they derived at some point from the acronym FUBAR.
> 
> --Nick Winter
> 
> 
> At 12:57 PM 8/24/2006, Michael S. Hanson wrote:
> >On Aug 24, 2006, at 12:46 PM, b. water wrote:
> >
> >>without wanting to sound irreverent, i wonder whether someone could
> >>tell me the meaning or full expression of the abbreviation 'foo' so
> >>often used to illustrate Stata advice/help. i have always wanted to
> >>know this but now, my curiosity got the better of me. i simply have
> >>to ask.
> >
> >Google is your friend (tm):
> >         <http://www.catb.org/jargon/html/F/foo.html>
> >         <http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=foo>
> >
> >
> >>apologies if it has nothing to do with either statistics or Stata.
> >
> >         It doesn't.  ;)
> >
> >                                         -- Mike
> >
> >
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