What does RTFA stand for?

Read the flippin' article


Someone who wants you to RTFA wants you to "read the flippin' article." Forum posters and social media users deploy this acronym to prompt others to read articles before commenting on them.

For example, Redditors often comment on articles after having read only the articles' headlines. Other Redditors may tell the first set to RTFA, because they don't have their facts straight.


Maybe u should rtfa b4 u criticize the author!

A person who wants you to RTFA

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Updated July 19, 2021

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