Foo was here

"Foo was here" is an Australian graffiti signature of popular culture, especially known for its use during World War I, but also became popular among Australian schoolchildren of post-war generations.[citation needed]

It may have inspired the later "Kilroy was here" graffiti.[1][better source needed]

It has been claimed that "Foo" probably came from the acronym for Forward Observation Officer, but this is likely to be a backronym.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Musser-Lopez, Ruth A. (2013). "Rock and Gravel Row Mounds/Aggregate Harvesting near Historic Railroads in the Desert and Basins Regions of California and Nevada" (PDF). Nevada Archeologist. 25: 81.