Sunday, June 26, 2011

For the Wha?

I was on Facebook the other day and I saw that one of the young members of our church had ended one of her status updates with a "FTW". I was shocked and called this to Chip's attention. Fortunately, Mark heard me and informed us that it meant "For the win". I was all, "Since when? What's that even supposed to mean?" He told me to go ahead and google it, so I did and true enough the more common meaning of the abbreviation/acronym is indeed "For the win". I felt like somebody was sadistically messing with my weltanschauung... "FTW" is supposed to be positive? For some reason I couldn't accept that. So go ahead use it to mean "for the win", but know that if you hear it from me, I'm using it to mean its original meaning -- which means that you won't hear it from me at all. Ah, these things... But you have to realize that I'm also the person who refuses to acknowledge that Pluto is no longer a planet.

1 comment:

swirlyagelessmind said...

i don't know any of the new acronyms as's the very reason i don't go on facebook much anymore.