<jargon> Another common metasyntactic variable; see foo. Hackers do *not*
generally use this to mean FUBAR in either the slang or jargon sense.
According to a german correspondent, the term was coined during WW2 by allied
troops who could not pronounce the german word "furchtbar" (horrible, terrible,
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