susfued

That is Not What You Think It Means

I protest the watered down version of the word SNAFU.  Especially when I found out the real meaning.

A single crude acronym that captured the soldier’s lowered expectations— SNAFU, for “situation normal, all fucked up”— had expanded into a vocabulary of GI cynicism: SUSFU (situation unchanged, still fucked up); SAFU (self-adjusting fuck-up); TARFU (things are really fucked up); FUMTU (fucked up more than usual); JANFU (joint Army-Navy fuck-up); JAAFU (joint Anglo-American fuck-up); FUAFUP (fucked up and fucked up proper); and FUBAR (fucked up beyond all recognition).

Atkinson, Rick (2007-10-02). The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 (The Liberation Trilogy Book 2) (p. 36).