meaning of FYI??
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meaning of FYI??

 
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dude
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Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 5:38 pm    Post subject: meaning of FYI?? Reply with quote

hi dudes,
id like to know the meaning of FYI in the spoken language,US slang!
thanks a lot
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CyberCypher
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Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 5:38 pm    Post subject: Re: meaning of FYI?? Reply with quote

"For your information."

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Franke: EFL teacher & medical editor
For email, replace numbers with English alphabet.
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Martin Ambuhl
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Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 6:16 pm    Post subject: Re: meaning of FYI?? Reply with quote

dude wrote:
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hi dudes,
id like to know the meaning of FYI in the spoken language,US slang!
thanks a lot

"For Your Information"
You may also see "411", after the number for telephone directory
information in the US.
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Joseph Turian
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Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 6:14 am    Post subject: Re: meaning of FYI?? Reply with quote

dude wrote:
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hi dudes,
id like to know the meaning of FYI in the spoken language,US slang!
thanks a lot

Hey dude,

It means "For your edification".
Why the initial I to stand for "edification"? Good question.

edification comes from the Latin ĉdificare, meaning "to build".
(Think: edifice)
ĉ (i.e. 'ae' if my newsreader messes up the posting) is pronounced "i"
as in "aisle" or "eye".

Hence, "For your ĉdificationem."

HTH! (That means "Hither, thither, and henceforth")

Joseph
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Charles Riggs
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Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 3:50 pm    Post subject: Re: meaning of FYI?? Reply with quote

It stands for 'For your information, not that you asked'.
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