Foo?

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Foo! .

I see the term used across the site , and sort of understand what it means by implication, ie errant nonsense tricksterism or snake oil.

But where is the term from and what exactly is its meaning, if it has one.

thanks folks

 

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It is from an ancient aramaic text in which early users of hi fi accessories - such as the pre mesopotamian people discovered that cables really do make a difference. "Foo me !!" they would exclaim, not having the "K" in their alphabet at that time.

 

meninblack

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The term derives from Dr Foo Manchu, the first dealer to import Chinese amplifiers in the 1920s and 30s. Many of these early amplifiers were gas-powered, and succeeded only in burning down the homes of the purchasers. This led to a lot of negative publicity, and since the products themselves had unpronounceable or unmemorable names (eg the Yqnon Audio Delicacy Turnpike MkIII), people would just say, Pah! I'm not buying that shitty Foo!

 
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Foo = To fool.

First time the word is known to have been used was in 765ad by a David Constantine from Whitby after complaining of hearing no difference in his new stone speakers. :geek:

 

Turn it up!

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I just bought some top level, no messing around crazy science Foo out of a possibly huge mis judged decision. Once I've plugged it in and heard what happens I'll let you know my definition of the word....!

Cheers

 

pmac

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The term derives from Dr Foo Manchu, the first dealer to import Chinese amplifiers in the 1920s and 30s. Many of these early amplifiers were gas-powered, and succeeded only in burning down the homes of the purchasers. This led to a lot of negative publicity, and since the products themselves had unpronounceable or unmemorable names (eg the Yqnon Audio Delicacy Turnpike MkIII), people would just say, Pah! I'm not buying that shitty Foo!
He did though, produce a subsequent range which were powered by coal and thus less of a fire risk. The "Foo-Prince" was the entry level model, with the "Foo-Queen" having a better heat exchanger and the top of the range reference edition ......................

Yes, you've guessed it, the "Foo-King"

Named so, as everyone that saw the price tag exclaimed......

:minikev:

 

AlanB

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It is from an ancient aramaic text in which early users of hi fi accessories - such as the pre mesopotamian people discovered that cables really do make a difference. "Foo me !!" they would exclaim, not having the "K" in their alphabet at that time.
Brilliant!!

That made me laugh out loud.

Holly sends Martha her love......... :flowers:

 

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Could this be a cure for the worlds food supply shortage ? Imagine the stew ? What is the breast meat like ? How big are they ?

 

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