(Originally on comp.lang.perl.misc
, but may have spread):
which answers itself. A sure sign that the questioner
is too lazy to think
or open the manual
or a book
. Also common on perlmonks
, the archetypical
self-answering question is "How do I find the length of a string?
Non-Perlers might not be aware that length STRING returns the length of a string. The question manages to contain its own answer; it is impossible to manage not to find it!