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i always thought it was a joke -- a play on the careless typing/texting of 13 year olds or cats. similar to LOL1!11.

Posted by ljg | July 17, 2007 1:50 PM

as an aside, i truly wish this existed.

Posted by ljg | July 17, 2007 1:51 PM

fuck the what

Posted by Matthew | July 17, 2007 1:53 PM

For the win (ftw) is often used on, the lamest site for video game reviews/previews.

Posted by Mr. Poe | July 17, 2007 1:57 PM

FTW is legitimate. For the win. As in: hooray! If LOL is Internet 101, and IMHO and WTF are Internet 102, then FTW and RTFM are Internet 112: Introductory Topics in Geek Code.

Posted by Christin | July 17, 2007 2:07 PM

Don't forget PWND.

Posted by ljg | July 17, 2007 2:10 PM

I kind of like "fuck the what?" WTF is so passe now...

Posted by Jaime-Leigh | July 17, 2007 2:11 PM

I only used FTW while playing FFXI, an MMORPG.

Posted by Gitai | July 17, 2007 2:12 PM

I've always read FTW as fuck the world.

Posted by Ken Ketchum | July 17, 2007 2:12 PM

I always read it as "fuck the world" for some reason. I thought it was some kind of absurdly jubilant nihilist taunt. Now I'm disappointed.

Posted by Eric Grandy | July 17, 2007 2:13 PM

FTW is definately one step up in internets code. Like sayin "the tubes" or usin': teh, !!!11!!!, roflcopter, pwn, pwning, pwnd, l33t, sk1llz, n00b, n3wb, etc.

btw, th1s post is pixilicious.

Posted by Original Monique | July 17, 2007 2:16 PM

Being a Tucsonan, I read it as "Furious Truckstop Waitresses", a local rollerderby team.

But I'm familiar with "for the win" as well.

Posted by supergp | July 17, 2007 2:30 PM

Oh... there goes my little smile every time I read "fuck the what". :(

Posted by Phelix | July 17, 2007 2:31 PM

"I am being confronted with something so incomprehensible that 'What The Fuck?' is no longer a useful question and must itself be scrambled in order to more closely address the thing in question."

Posted by pox | July 17, 2007 2:41 PM

dear ljg @ 2

Your wish has been truly granted:

No really... there are already two dozen implementations:

intertron-geeks ftw!

Posted by yoyojedi | July 17, 2007 2:43 PM


Posted by CodyBolt | July 17, 2007 2:45 PM

FTW: For The Win. / LOL: Laugh Out Loud. / PITA: Pain In The Ass. / GFIMAMMG: Giant Fist In My Ass Making Me Grimace.

You're welcome.

Posted by Matt Fuckin' Hickey | July 17, 2007 3:07 PM

Don't feel bad. I only just found out what l33t means.

Posted by --MC | July 17, 2007 3:09 PM

I'm just glad no one talks |_1|

Posted by steve | July 17, 2007 3:20 PM

Oh. I've always used it as "Fuck the world", as well.
I prefer "Fuck the world" over "For the win."

Posted by Vivian | July 17, 2007 3:34 PM

Amy, clearly you're not in the know. You should resign your Stranger Blogging privileges immediately.

Posted by Justin | July 17, 2007 3:35 PM

FTW has meant fuck the world since before the web existed. For evidence, I point you to a movie you might enjoy for all sorts of other reasons, The Decline of Western Civilization (Darby Crash!), wherein Exene Cervenka, all pretty and punky in 1980, explains a homemade FTW tattoo.

Posted by Eric F | July 17, 2007 3:37 PM

I always thought it meant Fvc1c The Whiners ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 17, 2007 4:03 PM

and it's n00bz and luser and p0wned, n00bz.

which is based on the old Net-speak of newbie, luser (a unix command), and the alteration of the word Owned so that it wasn't censored.

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 17, 2007 4:06 PM

As a result of this post, amy is so FTL.

Posted by K | July 17, 2007 4:11 PM

I always thought it meant fI'm tA wBigfatdork

Posted by jamier | July 17, 2007 6:05 PM

FTW (For The Win) is legit on the net. Sometimes you see WTF = FTW, because not only is it a convenient palindrome, but it expresses the recent trend toward bizarre image manips that confuse people (like the shock image lotustits).

Posted by K in Seattle | July 18, 2007 4:44 AM

@22: Geez, THANK you, I was feeling like a lone fucking dinosaur here for a minute... since FTW means one and only one thing to me: Fuck The World. And yeah, I know more than one homemade FTW tattoo (and have made more than one piece of FTW jewelry).

Posted by Dorion | July 18, 2007 10:33 AM

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