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*
by Riim Jobs January 25, 2009
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"
by Drunkbum222 December 04, 2006
"Rolling on the floor masturbating."
"C'mon Dan, RTFM!"
"Do you even know what that means?"
"Yeah, Rolling on the Floor masturbating!"
by RoyalEnfield2255 March 18, 2010
Read The Fucking Manual!
- How can I turn on the TV?
- RTFM, dumbass!
by 7h3235 July 10, 2008
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"
by Chris Goddard June 02, 2008
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
by Real Burger February 28, 2016
read the fucking manual
"I can't make the shelf."
"rtfm"
by thedemonbean September 28, 2013
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