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Why don't we interpret
FYI as “information for you” or “for-you information”? As a matter of fact, I don't understand the “for your” in FYI.
P.S. I've already checked the dictionary before asking. So my focus is not quite on the history of the acronym, but how to understand the idiom (because I don't have a good feel of English).
Nov 15, 2017 at 1:48
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FYI = "For Your Information" as in, "Here is information for you" (to add to the information that you have).
"FYI" is commonly used in e-mail, instant messaging or memo and
messages, typically in the message subject, to flag the message as an
informational message, with the intent to communicate to the receiver
that he/she may be interested in the topic, but is not required to
perform any action. It is also commonly used in informal and business
Nov 15, 2017 at 2:12
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