Tuesday, October 13, 2009

WTF

What is it with assumed acronyms these days? Did you know you can’t get a license plate with WTF on it? Ok, most people think it means just what you think it does. But it doesn’t have to. Check out this scenario…

You’re 16 in the school cafeteria, you see the Sloppy Joes they’re serving and you point to them, laugh, and say “WTF” to your friends. The discipline Nazi teacher in charge of the cafeteria order suspends you for swearing. But the only thing you swear is that you said Worst Tasting Food in an acronym! How can they have a case? You can even spell the word acronym!

I mean seriously, WTF might mean “Water The Flowers”. It might mean, “Wait Til Friday”, it could mean, “Where’s The Fruit?”, or “Way Too Full”!

Let’s take LOL. We all know that means “Last One Left”, right? Or is it “Losers Only Laugh.”?

What about ROTFLMAO? There’s a damn long acronym! It needs its own mini-me acronym. Besides the obvious “Rolling on the floor laughing my ass off”, a commenter might actually be telling you this about your post: “Really Obnoxious, Thanks For Leaving My Advice Out”

And there are more. But you can be different. You can define your own definitions for these acronyms and make them your own.

BTW
FWIW
TIA

Try it out…

63 comments:

Mrsupole said...

Back on top again. Yea!!

Mrsupole said...

I cannot even believe I was writing an e-mail, and just like I have a sixth sense, or was it the voices, told me to go check. And look where I am.

God bless.

Those alien gnomes are laughing again, I can hear them now. WTF.....yup laughing out loud. BOT....that means back on top. Or SPA....Second Place Again......WTF....They told me to STFU.

Mrsupole said...

Oh yeah, the F stands for......fish, funny, firm, far, first, fins, fast......so I really must STFU. Dang it, why don't the voices do that. The S stands for stop, stop, stop, stop.....

Mrsupole said...

TMAA....This one means Took My Ambien Again....STFU....U stands for under, unsurper, underhanded, unless....T stands for this and that....where does it end? This post can go OAO...I think a monster has been unleashed....SHIGA....WWIS...TGDI.....OC

I sure the hell hope I remember what those mean, dang I already forgot, even with writing some of the meanings....WDYLTMO....OMG

GB.

Kurt said...

Did I start this whole "I'm first" thing? Because if I did, maybe I should mention that I was kidding.

Mrsupole said...

@Kurt,

We are all kidding about it. That is why we are having some fun with it. Have you not noticed the fun we each have, and I truly do most of the time just click it on to see what is happening with the comments everyone writes and just get lucky in being first. And cause I am in the same time zone, it just happens, and this insomnia problem I suffer from makes it happen more.

And I think you have to go pretty far back to find the "my first" post, we have been doing this for a while now. And not just here. But here is fun cause so many have joined in the game.

God bless.

subtorp77 said...

And I thought the Navy was bad!

SNAFU
DBD
PUTTZ

are three I remember using...

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Bacon Tomato on White

For Women In Workplace

TIA is Transient Ischemic Attack. With my medical background I can't see it any other way.

moooooog35 said...

BTW: Bisexual Transvestite Whore

FWIW: F*cked Whore In Warehouse

TIA: Tight In Anus

Usage:

Sat nite got a BTW and FWIW, it was TIA. Now have AIDS.

Roy Scribner said...

Verily Eponymous

Beth said...

Used to work in the medical field so I’m always somewhat taken aback when I see the acronym TIA. To me it means Transient Ischemic Attack. Not a good thing at all.
On a lighter note, perhaps it could be used as a sign off:
Best Regards,
TIA (The Insidious Ass)

(it would definitely work for me with some of the crap I write…)

VE said...

mrsupole - I'd be an insomniac if I read my stuff first too...

VE said...

kurt - You DID start this. I hold you personally reponsible...

Elizabeth said...

Hmmm, I'm not good at this, let's see:
BTW- Bears That Whine
FWIW- Fun With Individual Whales
TIA- Turkeys In Action

Yep, I suck at this.

VE said...

subtorp77 - I don't remember DBD...remind me...

VE said...

perpetual chocoholic - You had me at bacon...

VE said...

moooooog35 - Ha! You couldn't resist, could you! Somehow I knew I'd find you here in the comments. Bonus though for using those in a sentence!

subtorp77 said...

VE, some of the jar-heads used to shout it out( especially when gettin' their arses kicked in a bar brawl-HA!) "Death Before Dishonor" to which our drunken retorts were the opposite( ducks chair... )!

VE said...

roy - Didn't your mother tell you not to use big words like that!

VE said...

beth - Fortunately my Ischemic has never been transient...I can't say the same for the gnomes of course

The Incredible Woody said...

In my backwoods part of the country, the county license people apparently don't know the "No WTF" rule. Our license plates consist of 3 random letters and numbers from 1 to 999. Well guess what the random letter generator generated! I'm really pissed that I didn't get one - WTF!!

VE said...

elizabeth - Turkeys in Action? Ha! That's great. Perfectly describes where I used to work...

VE said...

incredible woody - Ha! I imagine there are a lot of them out there. WTF wasn't that acronym awhile ago so there'd be a whole bunch from years gone by.

VE said...

subtorp77 - Ah, that Marine slogan. Now I get it. Of course, I don't really get it. Who cares if you're dishonorable when you're dead...

Bonnie the Boss said...

BTW
Butt
That's
Wide!

Quirkyloon said...

Ack! Bonnie beat me to it!

BTW Butt Too Wide
FWIW Flowers Wilt In Winter
TIA Tongue In Action

Ewww... Did I really just write that TIA one? That was probably TMI!

hee hee

VE said...

bonnie - Ha! Butt of course...

VE said...

quirkyloon - Tongue in Action? Puppies and rainbows...puppies and rainbows...

Gladys said...

BTW=Butt Too Wide
FWIW= Found Without Iodine Wipes
TIA= Totally Idiotic Asshole
But I have a question what does FWIW really stand for?

ReformingGeek said...

BTW - Bitchin' Tail Wedgie

VE said...

gladys - No, not the wipes. Damn, caught with Iodine wipes! FWIW actually stands for For What it's Worth...

VE said...

reforminggeek - Ha! Errr...no thank you. It doesn't sound like part of my wardrobe look...

Chris Wood said...

As a Nazi teacher, I take exception to that. I fully encourage my students to use the words fuck, shit & the rest of the Big 7 with imagination and flair.

The cheek.

bunkstrutts said...

FOAD-- Full Of Anchovies, Dude

MILF-- Make Ironing Lotsa Fun

WMBMCMI-- Whip Me Beat Me Call Me Irma.

Jaime said...

so that's what those funny strings of letters mean... glad you were here to translate for me.

Janna said...

BTW:
1. Burped Tacos... Whew!!
2. Bathroom, Toilet, Whatever...
3. Blaspheming Tennessee Williams
4. Blecchhh! Tap Water!

FWIW:
1. Flaming Water Isn't Wet
2. Finland's Weed Is Wonderful
3. Flashy Words In Washington
4. Fried Weasels Impress WalMart

TIA:
1. Tremendously Icy Arctic
2. Transylvania Isn't American
3. Tunneling Into Alaska
4. Turds: Intentionally Aromatic
.

Jeff said...

I was waiting for Janna's submissions. She's a professional and not one to be challenged!

I've always been leery of BFF. I'm reasonably sure I don't want a friend who is a BFer.

Janna said...

BFF:
1. Bitten Fish Filet
2. Broccoli Florets Flourish
3. Bacteria Frightens Formaldehyde
4. Benjamin Franklin's Flying!
5. Blue Feels Frustrating
6. Brazil Found France

Alex L said...

First!

Wait what, dammit!

The rest of this comment will be an acronym...

KESTINDAEIHHTEGBDQETIOZSHTEWNKDSTHSTUFEWGHYDDSAWTYNHGSD

Baino said...

One of my friends is a gamer and in an IM conversation once said FTW . . .well you can imagine what I thought it meant but no . . .For the Win! Been using it ever since!

Then if anyone can explain ROFLMAOCOPTER . . I'll be very impressed!

Mrsupole said...

Rolling On Floor Laughing My Ass Off Controlling Own Pee Through Each Roll...........

Well this is what I heard it means, or at least something like that. Or this is just a bunch of RBS...

Does anyone know for sure?

God bless.

VE said...

chris - I see you are giving them practical language lessons they can use for the rest of their life. Bravo to you!

VE said...

bunk - Irma! Ha! I laugh at the weirest things...

VE said...

jaime - Always trying to be educational here...or not

VE said...

janna - We were all waiting for the Janna list! I don't even know why I bother...I should just be subcontracting to you.


Although...I don't really think I'd be tunneling into Alaska. Out of...yes.

VE said...

jeff - BFF? Isn't that what that old gal on the Wendy's commercials used to say after she got too old and senile to say "Where's the Beef?" I knew there was a reason that ad disappeared.

VE said...

janna - I'm bound and determine to come up with an acronym you can't do. Hmmm... maybe JXVKZJNU

VE said...

alex - Ha! That's excellent. You should write all your comments with an acroynm. It's mysterious.

VE said...

baino - That's a long one! I think that's the same prototype air device that killed Bob Denver...

VE said...

baino - Or was that John Denver? So many Denver's, so little time.

VE said...

mrsupole - Well thank goodness you knew the real meaning behind that. I have no idea why you knew but it doesn't suprise me that you do. The voices, I'm sure....

Uncivil said...

FFF = $
If it Floats, Fly's or Fucks....it's expensive!!!!!

Dee said...

BTW- BUTT THUD WAD

Jeff said...

I'll give your attempt at derailing Janna a shot:
Jealously X-rayed Vegetarians Kiss Zebras, Just Not Unicorns

Janna said...

JXVKZJNU:

1. Jewish Xenophobic Vampires Know Zombies Juggle Nightly Undead

2. Just Xerox VE's Kidneys; Zealous Jaguars Need Urging

3. Juicy, X-Rated: Very Kinky! Zit Jelly: Nasty Ugly!

4. Jerry's XXXL Vest Kept Zipping, Juxtaposed Near Uganda

Anne said...

brb- boobs're really big?
nah

bought rotten bananas

beautiful red boots

i got nuttin'

VE said...

uncivil - Or republican....

VE said...

dee - Ha! I like it. Well, I wouldn't like to have it happen to me but, you know...

VE said...

jeff - You people sicken me! ;)

VE said...

janna - Yes...why did I even think I could accomplish that....

VE said...

anne - Of course, like all males, you had me at boobs. Hah!

Maureen said...

Okay I have no witty response for the three you list, but it reminds me of a commercial hubby and I saw the other day.

Me: Wow, that's an unfortunate set of initials.

Hubby: What is?

Me: That college ad. For UTI. (I can't remember what University it was for, but they were advertising a motorcycle repair course).

Hubby: What's wrong with "UTI"?

Me: Anyone in medicine will read that as "Urinary Tract Infection".

Hubby: Oh.... yeah. I wouldn't want to go there....

Jeff said...

Looks like I've been served. I should have known better than to try to compete with Janna.