Read. The. Fucking. Manual.

Popular saying amoungst engineers

A coomon miscoception is that the word originated from the internet. This word however has been around as long as there have been engineers, or at least as long as there have been electrical apliances.

Idiot: How do I install Windows?

Engineer: RTFM.

Idiot: Whaaa?

Engineer: RTFM!!! It's right there in the Box!!!

Idiot: All I see is the manual, where's the RTFM?

Engineer: RAGE!!!
*Grabs Monitor and viciously beats down on idiot with it*
作者 Riim Jobs 2009年1月25日
Read the fucking manual

Kid 1 "How do you side jump like that."
Me "RTFM."
Kid 1 "Whats RTFM?"
Me "Read The Fucking Manual, what are you dumb?"
Kid 1 "Sorry if I don't use internet slang in everyday life."
Rest of class "LOL"
作者 Drunkbum222 2006年12月04日
"Rolling on the floor masturbating."
"C'mon Dan, RTFM!"
"Do you even know what that means?"
"Yeah, Rolling on the Floor masturbating!"
作者 RoyalEnfield2255 2010年3月18日
Read The F***ing Manual. Said to anyone asking a particularly dumb question regarding any appliance
"What does this switch on the side do?"
"RTFM"
作者 Chris Goddard 2008年6月02日
Acronym for "Read The F*** Manual" used by engineers in response to users asking for help to use a tool whose use is often unintuitive. By sending the user to read the manual by these only 4 letters, the engineer wishes to convey the message that he is busy doing more important things than taking the time to write a complete sentence, as well as helping users of its product whose use is often obscure, but in reality he is often trying to debug his program while scratching his balls. Engineers using that term are often Christians and call important manuals for each technology "Bibles".
user: How do I Google?
engineer: RTFM
作者 Real Burger 2016年2月28日
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