Where did the term FOO come from?

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    Where did the term FOO come from?

    Does anyone know how the term FOO came into use?

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    Most of the time it is used in conjunction with 'bar', and FUBAR means F***ed Up Beyond All Repair.
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    Just something on this topic:

    In Russian, "foo!" means the same as "yuck!" in English...


    BTW, this is my first post since "11-29-2002 12:41 PM". Crazy, I haven't been here in so long
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    Originally posted by dbaryl
    Just something on this topic:

    In Russian, "foo!" means the same as "yuck!" in English...


    BTW, this is my first post since "11-29-2002 12:41 PM". Crazy, I haven't been here in so long
    Welcome back.

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    Re: Where did the term FOO come from?

    >>Does anyone know how the term FOO came into use?
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