What does WAEFRD stand for?

When all else fails, read directions

WAEFRD (when all else fails, read directions) is a saucy acronym that's meant to make you feel bad about failing to read directions. "Helpful" people may send this acronym after providing instructions you could've found in a user's guide or manual.

On some occasions, people may instead use this acronym to note that reading directions solved a problem they were having. For example, a friend who has been having trouble starting their lawnmower may send "Got it! Just had to press the safety bar in. WAEFRD."


WAEFRD - turns out I was missing a screw

A man whose motto is WAEFRD

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Updated May 17, 2022

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