The internet, text messages, twitter, chat rooms, and instant messaging have create a whole new genre of phrases. I received a txt the other day that said FTW. So of course I had to look it up, most likely because I’m old now (over 30). So what does FTW mean anyhow? The short and obvious answer is For The Win.
If you see this on a biker it means something else of course. It then means “@#$ the World”. Use you imagination to guess that first word, I’m not going to do it for you. If you can’t guess it, you are probably the reason I censored it in the first place. 🙂
So whats the usage of the standard meaning “For the Win”. We’ll when someone post something witty, or charismatic, or just plain mean. It’s sort of the modern day equivalency to O! Yeah! Some popular culture phenomenon’s are just not meant to be properly defined.