I am not a great lover of acronyms.
Some I can tolerate but others really boil my piss.
LOL and OMG are probably the worst and whenever I see them I have to skin a puppy or set a kitten on fire. I fucking HATE them with a vengeance. You have been warned.
One that confused me for a while was one I would see before a link to a page, picture or video – NSEW.
What the fuck have the four cardinal points of the compass go to do with anything, except maybe giving directions? Even then, it is unusual to send someone North and South simultaneously, not to mention East and West. Was the page, picture of video showing someone being quartered?
Some time later I discovered it wasn’t NSEW, but NSFW [or else there were a lot of ham fisted typists around].
Now NSFW is a different kettle of muskrats altogether. That obviously stands for Not Safe For Work, whatever that means.
This Not Safe For Work thing always puts me in mind of some unfortunate worker whose computer screen is repeated on a massive plasma screen for all the office to see. He or she also has 300W quadrophonic speakers so that the slightest beep on the computer will make the windows rattle. It was never like that in my place of work – I could put whatever I liked on my screen [and frequently did] and no one would be any the wiser.
If there is someone out there whose screen is five foot wide for the world to see, then I dedicate this video to you.
Just make sure you give those 300W speakers full welly.