foo etymology
foo fubar

  The dao of foo
> Just out of interest, is there a historical reason why random objects get
> named 'foo' so often? It seems to spring up everywhere without explanation.
> Danny

I was musing over that myself.  'Foo' is often used in conjunction with
'Bar', and my best guess is that 'Foobar' is a variation on 'FUBAR',
which is itself an acronym for:

Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition (or, replace 'Fouled' with your
favorite 'F' word)

I think 'FUBAR' may have originated in the military, and was especially
popular with the troops in WWII.

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