Monday, January 12, 2009


FTW...WTF

Has anyone else seen posts like this:


OR


OR EVEN

WTF does FTW mean? Is it just a whole generation of dyslexic twitters. No. Because Reading Rainbow and Tony Williams rarely elicit a WTF. Kentucky Fried Panda (which I am sure is illegal) would though.

So what do FTW mean? Well, I did some research (went to Urban Dictionary) and learned this:
FTW "For The Win."

An enthusiastic emphasis to the end of a comment, message, or post. Sometimes genuine, but often sarcastic.

Originated from the game show Hollywood Squares where the result of the player's response is expected to win the game.
It means some other things too. Biker gangs used to say it to vent their frustration about the world (F*** the world), some people feel the need to abbreviate free the whales with FTW, and in some circles it is acceptable to reverse WTF to show confusion, possibly with Kentucky Fried Panda.

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