[rspec-users] OK... What is ... fu ?

Jonathan Linowes jonathan at parkerhill.com
Sat Jan 31 08:13:03 EST 2009


And of course, when spelled out, F-U, has a whole different meaning...

On Jan 30, 2009, at 11:27 PM, doug livesey wrote:

> And of course the pinnacle of geekdom is to be known as a 'poodle',  
> or one who is skilled in being skilled; a fu-fu.
> Damn', I appear to be posting drunk again ...
>
> 2009/1/30 Rick DeNatale <rick.denatale at gmail.com>
>
>
> On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 10:06 AM, David Chelimsky  
> <dchelimsky at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 8:49 AM, James Byrne <lists at ruby-forum.com>  
> wrote:
> > Pardon my ignorance, but exactly what does _fu mean WRT Ruby  
> plugins,
> > gems and such?
> >
> > I have run across this suffix a number of times in Ruby and Rails,
> > always in connection with some add-on or extension.  In the original
> > context that I encountered '_fu' I inferred that it probably  
> stood for
> > file upload.  However, its widespread use in other contexts  
> evidently
> > disproves this interpretation. So, does it have a meaning?  Does it
> > derive from the foo in foobar? Does it stand for functional  
> update? Or,
> > is it an obscure cultural reference to Ruby's Japanese origins?
>
> http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/200601/25/eng20060125_238295.html
>
>
> And of course according to the last meaning of Fu in that article*,  
> the technical meaning of Fu is
>
>    Fu is having the ability to run Windows applications on Linux or  
> OS X. <G>
>
>
> * "Fu is having wine"
>
> -- 
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>
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