FAQ n. F-A-Q 1. Short for “frequently asked questions.” 2. A document that gives answers to a list of typical questions from users.

BS Definition: Answers to everything you’d ever want to know except for the one thing you were actually curious about.

Origin: Let’s address the origin of FAQ in a FAQ format, shall we?

What are some of the first examples of a question-and-answer format for knowledge-sharing?

The first FAQ may go all the way back to around 400 BC. That’s when Plato started to write his dialogues, based loosely on a question-and-answer format. In the second half of the 13th century, Thomas Aquinas wrote Summa Theologica, a series ...

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