What is a FAQ? A TLA that means "Frequently Asked Questions". Software packages usually contain a "HELP" file named README.1ST (pronounced "read me dot first"). This has now become known as a "FAQ file". It's pronounced "fack" like "fact". Not to be confused with FAX ("facks"), which stands for "facsimile", a printed document that you send over the telephone using FAX machines.
WTF is a TLA? A three letter acronym that stands for "Three Letter Acronym."
WTF does WTF mean? A TLA that stands for "What The <Four-letter-explitive>".
What is an acronym? "A Contrived Rendition Of Nomenclature Yielding Mnemonics." (Visit the The WorldWideWeb Acronym and Abbreviation Server, the best one out there IMHO :-)
What does ":-)" mean? It's called an "emoticon" (emotion + icon). This particular one is a smiling face - look at it sideways. (Change the colon to a semicolon and one eye is winking. ;-) Use the other parenthesis and you make a frown, indicating sadness. :-(
What does BTW mean? A TLA that stands for "By The Way".
What does FYI mean? A TLA that stands for "For Your Information". (Geez, don't any of you people watch Murphy Brown on TV?)
What does RTFM mean? A FLA that stands for "Read The F-ing Manual".
WTF is a FLA? A "Four Letter Acronym." (D'oh!) Not to be confused with an ETLA.
WTF is an ETLA? An "Extended Three Letter Acronym." Not to be confused with a FLA. :-)
Why are you doing this? Because I got tired of answering the same questions over and over. OTOH, I don't have much of a life right now.
No, I mean why are you living your life so publicly on the infobahn? Because it's the only life I've got.
What kind of a life is that? The life of an infomerchant in the dawn of 21st Century.
What is an "infomerchant"? An infomerchant is a dealer in information. If I can't find the answer to your question, then it isn't worth knowing.
What is an "infonaut"? An infonaut is a voyager on the infobahn.
WTF does OTOH mean? It's a FLA for "On The Other Hand"
WTF does IMHO mean? It's a FLA for "In My Humble Opinion"
WTF does RTFL mean? It's a FLA for "Rolling on The Floor Laughing" - Quite common on Compu$erve and chat newsgroups.
Why am I reading this? Uhh Is this a trick question? I'm sorry, but I never claimed to have the answers to all of the questions; I just know how to find the answers. OTOH, some answers will just have to wait until Judgement Day. :-(
What is "Judgement Day"?
Where is this all leading? Well, I don't know anout you, but I'm just following the straight path on my Dream Walk, and trusting that He won't lead me to a Bad Place.
That is all I have to say. -=DAH=- 27-Jun-95