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/fod/ [Abbreviation for "Finger of Death", originally a
spell-name from fantasy gaming] To terminate with extreme
prejudice and with no regard for other people. From MUDs
where the wizard command "FOD player" results in the
immediate and total death of player, usually as punishment
for obnoxious behaviour. This usage migrated to other
circumstances, such as "I'm going to fod the process that is
burning all the cycles." Compare gun.
In aviation, FOD means Foreign Object Damage, e.g. what happens
when a jet engine sucks up a rock on the runway or a bird in
flight. Finger of Death is a distressingly apt description of
what this generally does to the engine.