snodgrass mcfudd jr writes:
FOWLED “*****” UP BEYOND ALL RECOGNITION
SNAFU situation normal all fubarred up
asap as soon as possible please correct your spelling!!!!
Dear snodgrass: Since you failed to leave a real email address, I’ll use this space to send you here.
Foobar is a common placeholder name used in computer programming. It has been described as “the association of two metasyntactic variables: foo and bar”. These variables are often used in computer programming examples.
The entry goes on to explain foobar’s probable etymological roots in “fubar.”