= F =
fortune cookie n.
[WAITS, via Unix; common] A random
quote, item of trivia, joke, or maxim printed to the user's tty at
login time or (less commonly) at logout time. Items from this
lexicon have often been used as fortune cookies. See cookie file.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.