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A note on the origin of fubar

This, for one time only, is the real true story of the origin of fubar (foobar is a variant). Accept no specious prevarications from adulterated jargon files or Falsely Answered Questions (FAQ) postings.

Fu is Chinese for "disgusting off colored white stuff". Thus, for example, tofu is "disgusting off colored white stuff from between your toes". Fubar is a bar where they serve fu.


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