In several outback pubs in central Australia, including Cadney Homestead (below) and Stuarts Well Roadhouse, there's a prominent sign at the bar with the cryptic message "YCWCYODFTRFDTY":

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What does this mean?

And I'll save you the trouble: at time of asking, Google doesn't know! (In the text results, at least, you may find the answer if you scrutinize the images well enough.) But if you do, please use spoiler markup (start line with >!) in your answer.

Update: This is, inevitably, now Google's top hit for the phrase. Some lazy bum ripped it off to Quora, and there's a creative answer there as well!

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    Now Google does know; it returns this as the first result – Slartibartfast Apr 29 '19 at 6:54
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    So now pay up!! – Strawberry Apr 29 '19 at 9:18
  • Did you ask there? – guest Oct 13 at 12:59

Actually, various sources on Google told me

"Your curiosity will cost you one dollar for the Royal Flying Doctor thank you" . The Royal Flying Doctor Service provides routine and emergency medical services to remote rural communities throughout Australia.

Here's one source, scroll down a little way.


it was my understanding that the RFDS was entirely funded by donations but it seems this is not the case. I've removed that reference from my answer, but don't let that stop you donating!

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    You might want to explain, for those who aren't aware, what the "RFD" is. – Michael Seifert Apr 28 '19 at 14:12
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    After traveling in outback Australia, wholeheartedly donate. Everyone out there seems to know someone who is alive or able-bodied because of the Royal Flying Doctor service, and it runs on donations. So by all means, ask when you see the sign, and happily part with a dollar. – Jason Apr 28 '19 at 14:29
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    @Jason While the RFDS does good work, their yearly budget is $340m and they're mostly funded by taxpayers, not donations. – lambshaanxy Apr 29 '19 at 6:41
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    Tried to donate $1. Minimum donation is $2... – Masclins Apr 29 '19 at 8:01
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    Another US form is "IITYWIM..." which stands for "If I Tell You What It Means..." and is often followed by things like Will You Buy Me A Shot or A Beer. – Ripped Off Apr 29 '19 at 14:40

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