The first of the series of question
s you are asked in NetHack
after your character bites the big one
. Typing "y" usually reveals to you that you had an amulet of life saving
that you weren't wearing, you had three potions of extra healing
, and that mysterious ring
you didn't want to put on for fear of cursed
ness was actually a blessed ring of slow digestion
(this last is unbearable
if you starved to death
This is often abbreviated to DYWYPI? and used by Hacks at the end of their YASD anecdote to indicate the point at which they died.
Needless to say, Hacks get real sick of seeing this, because it's almost always because you died. Granted, you are asked this anytime the game is over -- escape (rarely), eternal disgrace, ascension (yeah right), or whatever. The mortality rate for adventurers in the Dungeons of Doom probably approaches 100%, but, alas, no formal studies have ever been conducted.