The WTF Blog. Initialisms and WTF?

This blog is actually about two things:

  1. “Initialisms” (a.k.a. Internet acronyms)
  2. WTF’s

First up: Initialisms. These are the acronyms we all use on a daily basis when we text and IM and leave comments.

Example: LOL. As we all know this is an acronym for “Laugh out Loud,” as in, “Oh my God! That was so funny. LOL”

This is one initialism that I just can’t reconcile in my head. Every time I read it I hear “Laugh out Loud” in my head, which just doesn’t sound right to me, and doesn’t make me feel like laughing! However, I do like ROTFLOL (rolling on the floor laughing out loud). Go figure.

My all time favorite, however, is “WTF?” I love to swear! I know you’re shocked. I can’t bear to type the F-Bomb in blogs most of the time, but I’m thinking it I tell ya, so I use WTF. It is the perfect expression when someone just does something so inappropriate or just beyond comprehension. It is my way of cussing without cussing.

So, here’s my list of WTF’s for the week:

People who stop one full car length behind the line at a stoplight, and don’t trip the mechanism that actually causes the light to change. WTF?
People who leave one full car length between themselves and the car in front of them when the ass end of my car is hanging out in the intersection! WTF?
Hannah Montana. WTF?
The guy I saw in Fred Meyer wearing purple Ugg boots. WTF?
Having to pay $12 to see my own daughter’s dance recital. WTF?
Not being able to take video of my own daughter’s dance recital, and having to buy the official video. WTF?
The coldest, wettest, cloudiest June I can remember in Oregon. WTF?
People on dating sites who post pictures of themselves that are 10 years old and think I won’t notice the difference when I meet them in person. WTF?
I could probably go on and on, but I think I’ll give you all a chance to contribute. Favorite “Initialism?” Any initialism that drives you crazy? Any WTF’s to add to the list for the week?

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