Talk:1460: SMFW

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Reading this is like listening to the video of that lady who imitates the sound patterns of different languages, but without actually saying any real words! --Elipongo (talk) 05:34, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

link? -- Brettpeirce (talk) 15:41, 15 December 2014 (UTC) 19:56, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

It would sound more natural if it were "SMFW as an acronym almost makes sense". Is the fact that "as" was omitted from that sentence supposed to give us a hint as to what "SMFW" might mean? Nicksh (talk) 07:16, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

As "the Internet is for porn", in many contexts SFW, lit. Safe for Work, can be taken to mean sex-free content, while NSFW, Not Safe for Work, would mean sex-positive content, then SMFW might be interpreted to me SM For Work, where SM would be humorously interpreted as some graphically explicit sex-positive content, perhaps SadoMachoism, which outside of paperwork is generally classified NSFW. 10:31, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
And "wtfw it's like smho tbfh, imdb." might be a defensive reaction to those what would not find humour of SM For Work. "what the fooking wut? It's like stick my humble opinion, to be fooking honest, in my dead body. (or database)." 10:38, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
Additional evidence of SM For Work, would be the posture in the task chair with respect to the desk and laptop (hunched over, feet not resting on ground, etc) seems the opposite of ergonomic advice which might lead to muscle strain, pain and fatigue -- the type of unsexy, self-inflicted torments that workers do to themselves "for work" (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

I thought it was simply 'Save Me From Work' - being unhappy at work is common, and using the internet as a distraction from work is common as well. - So sending a quick message to a friend "SMFW" is a request for them to send you a link or other internet distraction, or otherwise help you come up with an excuse to not be productive. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

I thought of So Much For Work as a possible meaning. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

SMFW: Single Mode Fiber Waveguide * (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

I think "SMFW" is a mixture of SMF and MFW: "So Much Fun When". It fits the sentence. The only thing is that Cueball doesn't look like he's having fun.

Smoke more fucking weed could be a replacement for something like "Bloody hell" or "Shit the bed". 09:05, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

So why doesn't "xkcd" appear on the acronyms list? --Koveras (talk) 09:47, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Because xkcd isnt an acronym. 09:56, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

I would like to add STFW ("Search the fucking web", [1]) as an acronym that SMFW is close to (same except for the second letter)...but there might be enough examples? Aquaplanet (talk) 11:07, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

SMFW makes perfect sense. Shaking my face when (SMH+MFW) an acronym almost makes sense. -- Sederts (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Seconded, "Shaking my face when" seems to be the best decryption so far... 23:12, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

See My Face When an acronym almost makes sense... makes perfect sense. 13:26, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

"So Much Frustration When an acronym almost makes sense."

+1 -- Brettpeirce (talk) 15:44, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
I'd also like to add in my +1 on this -- 19:39, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

"What to feel when it's like some message has only to be hashtags, is mostly deep bafflement." Ackegard (talk) 14:35, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

None of these are acronyms. 14:55, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

So Much F*cking Want. So, uh. Yeah. 15:10, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Small Men Fear Women 15:27, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

So Many Fucking Ways? (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Staring, Mildly Frustrated When...? Kirdneh (talk) 17:50, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

"SMHO" could also be related to "LMHO," or "Laughing My Head Off." So, "Shaking My Head Off"? Something that makes you shake your head so hard it might fall off? Shanek (talk) 16:12, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

SMFW is an initialism. 16:45, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

<pedantic>Initialisms are only acronyms when they can be pronounced </pendantic> Sideshowtanley (talk) 17:16, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

smif-whaa? (smfw) wha-ti-fuh? (wtf) zik-cid? (xkcd) Can be pronounced or intended to be pronounced? Two very different things. 01:47, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

I was thinking "So M*therf*cking what?" as the meaning for the acronym, but Randall is more arcane than that :) 17:49, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

"Social Media Forum Warrior" is what came to my mind. I may have been on the internets for too long. 19:22, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Could be an example of a stacked acronym with an acronym recursively nested in an acronym. Or it could be a portmanteau of two acronyms. Is there a term for a portmanteau of two acronyms? Portmonym? Acmanteau? --Gbleck (talk) 19:31, 15 December 2014 (UTC)gbleck

It's not meant to make sense. It's a play on acronyms not making sense. It is a single statement in a single sentence, but the play is on the fact that the acronym doesn't make sense. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Smacks My Face When an acronym almost makes sense. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Two things - 1) these are all abbreviations, not acronyms - no-one goes around saying "Smfw" - they'd say "S.M.F.W."; 2) WTFW is "whatever the fuck works" - used quite often on a couple of forums I've been on. Grutness (talk) 23:11, 15 December 2014 (UTC)