Re: Foobies


The term FUBAR was in wide use when I came into the construction industry in the mid-70s, and mostly used by older guys, which is an indicator that it originated with the generation previous.  I've also read, starting about that time, definitions of the term which all said it originated in World War II.  It was definitely not new in that mid-70s period.

Other explanations certainly could be true also, but in parallel with this one.

Ron Merrick
just an engineer, not a real linguist

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